One You staff wellbeing campaign

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Gloucestershire One You is a workplace health and wellbeing campaign which will be running throughout June for our staff.

We are joining other organisations in the county to encourage our staff to make a pledge around one of the following areas for 4 weeks: Move More; Be smoke free; Eat Well; Drink Less; Stress Less.They don't have to be huge changes or major challenges – the idea is to make small behaviour changes to boost your health and wellbeing. Staff can access the pledge email address via our intranet.

Some examples of pledges already made include: 

  • Doing ‘Couch to 5k’
  • Swimming 5 times a Week throughout June
  • Giving up all Cheese in June
  • Training for a 26 mile hike
  • Swapping chocolate for fruit
  • Walking 5,000 steps a day

5 Minute One You workouts 

Our physiotherapists have put together 4 short workouts for everyone to try.

 


One You for patients and the public

The healthy lifestyles provider, HLS Glos,  will also be running their own campaign aimed at encouraging behaviour change with the wider community. This will be based on the national 'One You' campaign which has some great advice, apps and support. Everyday habits and behaviours, such as eating too much unhealthy food, drinking more than is recommended, continuing to smoke and not being active enough, are responsible for around 40% of all deaths in England, and cost the NHS more than £11 billion a year.‘One You’ aims to encourage adults, particular those in middle age, to take control of their health to enjoy significant benefits now, and in later life.

Tony's Cheese Challenge

Non-executive director Tony Foster has combined his healthier lifestyle pledge with a fundraising effort. Rasing money for our cancer patients through the Focus fund for our charity, Tony's love of cheese is legendary amongst his contacts. So legendary that at time of writing he has already raised over £800 in pledges within just three days of launching his bid. To support Tony, go to his fundraising page here