Move More at Work
£10.00 (inc. VAT)
Duration | 30 Minutes
Sedentary behaviour and physical inactivity are linked to a variety of serious health conditions; including MSDs, stress, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and some forms of cancer. The World Health Organisation identifies insufficient physical activity as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality.
Sedentary behaviour at work is common amongst desk-based workers, leading the UK Health and Safety Executive to review guidance. Successfully developing a workforce that is engaged and healthy (mentally, physically and emotionally) leads to fewer absences and greater productivity.
COURSE OBJECTIVE | Help businesses develop a more productive workforce now and a healthier workforce in the future.
The Move More at Work course is split into three sections:
Section 1 | Physical Inactivity & Health
Section 2 | Sedentary Behaviour
Section 3 | Increasing Activity and Movement at Work
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Why use this course to combat sedentary behaviour at work?
- The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently launched Global Action Plan on Physical Activity and Health which aims to reduce physical inactivity worldwide by 15% by 2030. (READ MORE @ WHO.com)
- A core theme of the UK health and safety executive is tackling ill health (READ MORE @ HSE.GOV.UK). “A key element of this theme will be in earlier prevention, which is more cost-effective than trying to intervene when a person is suffering from more serious ill health” UK HSE Executive.
- A recent study (11th Oct 2018) conducted by Loughborough University with the help of the NHS showed that employee productivity can be boosted when staff sit less and stand more at work. This is because they feel less tired and more engaged (READ MORE @ BBC.com).
Against this context, the Move More at Work course provides a way to achieve these goals without the expense of sit/stand desks.
The course raises the awareness of the health risks associated with physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour. Then a range of free or low-cost methods of introducing more movement in the workplace are presented, helping to safeguard staff health and boost productivity at the same time.
Successful completion requires 80% or more in the final 10 question assessment. On successful completion delegates receive…
| Self-print certificate emailed
| Movement Tips download
| Desk-based Stretching Exercises download
‘Move More at Work’ is the first online course to be awarded accredited by the prestigious Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (CIEHF).
CIEHF Assessor Feedback
“An excellent and comprehensive e-learning course developed by an experienced team. The material is visually engaging with practical ideas/examples given for the workplace which are importantly guided by relevant Regulations. The style of learning and access to online materials will suit the work environment. The developers should be congratulated on designing an accessible vocational course on an increasingly important topic.”
Accredited by the CPD Group | Provides 1 CPD Credit
On completion of a brief final assessment, participants are encouraged to identify positive actions they can commit to in order to move more at work and combat the ill-effects of a sedentary lifestyle. Suggested positive actions and exercises are available to download following course completion.
All echo3education online training courses use approaches that are evidence based.
The Move More at Work course incorporates ideas of social constructivism into the lone learner environment via ‘Echo’ our cartoon expert. Echo guides candidates through their learning. As our virtual teacher, Echo speaks directly to the learners, supporting them in developing their knowledge and understanding. She encourages candidates to apply course content to their own individual contexts. This enables them to more effectively reflect on the positive changes they can make to their work habits in order to reduce sedentary behaviour. (Full Article)
Additional Information Resources
HSE Guidance on Sitting at Work – Overview of current DSE Legislation, the health impact of sedentary behaviour and details of likely changes to UK guidance.
British Standards Institution – New code of practice for employers to improve health and wellbeing for staff (Oct 18′).
CNN Article – Health risk from sitting even if you exercise regularly.
Produced in partnership with DSE Scotland.