On yer bike!

Posted on in Events, Health improvement, Staff, The trust

Hospital staff were urged to pedal to the beach as part of a virtual relay ride for Workout at Work Day 2017.

The Occupational Health Physiotherapy Team at The James Cook University Hospital challenged colleagues to hop on an exercise bike in the staff restaurant and help clock up 57km during their breaks – the equivalent of cycling from the Middlesbrough hospital to Whitby!

Today’s event marked the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s annual Workout at Work Day with staff invited to jump on the bike from 8am to 3pm.

A total of 19 staff at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust took part, successfully recording 65 kilometres with the amputee rehabilitation team clocking up the longest distance between them of 17 kilometres.

Physiotherapist John Hatfield said: “Our job is to keep staff healthy both in and out of work. The aim of the Workout at Work Day was to promote the role of physiotherapy in improving workplace wellbeing as well as the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and regular physical activity.

“Throughout the day we offered free musculoskeletal health checks and advice on how to keep fit and healthy.”