Public Health Wales is launching a new exciting initiative Time to Move, to support your health and wellbeing at work.
Everyone can sign up and take the opportunity to use one hour (pro-rata) per week, of your work time (paid) to be physically active.
We know that moving more can help us feel happier, less stressed and that it is sociable and fun.
This is a great chance for you to take time away from your desk and your work, to join with friends and colleagues and do something you enjoy, while reaping the multitude of benefits that moving more has on your physical and mental health.
To understand the benefits, issues and barriers to Time to Move for our organisation, we will be running Time to Move as a 12-month pilot starting in June 2018.
Time to Move is voluntary and you will have the choice of whether or not you want to take part. If you do sign up, you will also be taking part in the evaluation being run by The Hot House Research Team from Bangor University.
This will entail the completion of online questionnaires (carried out at 6 months interval) and direct measurements. You can find out more on our About page
This will be one of the largest examples of a work-based physical activity initiative ever to be run in Wales and as we are an evidence based organisation we have decided to undertake a pilot of Time to Move for twelve months (June 2018 until June 2019). This will ensure we understand the benefits, issues and barriers to Time to Move within our organisation.
Time to Move will be independently evaluated by the Hot House Team, from Bangor University.
We value you and understand the importance that moving more in all aspects of daily life, has on our health and wellbeing.
We also recognise our vital role in championing physical activity throughout Wales and in our contribution to a healthier and more sustainable Wales for our future generations.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to take time out of your busy week and be physically active.
Time to Move is voluntary and you will have the choice of whether or not you take part. If you take part, you will have the freedom to choose an activity that you enjoy, depending on your interests, goals, fitness levels, and opportunities available to you within the area that you work and live.
This is a great chance for you to socialise with friends and colleagues, and an opportunity to try something new.
You will have the flexibility to choose when and how you take the time following discussion and agreement with your line manager (i.e. can take the time in one block or divide the time up across the working week).