Health & Wellbeing

Just being a little more active throughout the day can benefit your health

Good mental wellbeing is essential to making healthy lifestyle choices and changes, such as increasing the amount of daily physical activity. Effective ways of improving physical activity and health are therefore more effective if they include elements of mental health and wellbeing, drawing on individual and social factors.

By taking part in the NHS Sport and Physical Activity programme, organisations can offer staff a relief from the everyday pressures of work life in large or multi-site organisations and reinforce a sense of community by encouraging social and teamwork skills which will be of a positive benefit in the workplace.

All of us can benefit from being more active and building a little more exercise into our daily lives. Physical activity can help you prevent or manage over 20 medical conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, back pain, osteoarthritis and depression.

Employment plays a big part in keeping you healthy - just going out to work is good for you, both physically and mentally. Many people spend a large proportion of their time at work. It's common to feel too busy doing your job to take the time to consider how it impacts on your health.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK's 49,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants. Why not find out some more information about their fit4work guidance.