Active Movement, was recently tested in the Orthopaedics administrative department of UCLH with staggering results.
Reduction in sedentary behaviour has been complemented by increase in activity in the office and at home. Self-esteem, personal responsibility for well-being and commitment to health have all increased, as have energy levels, productivity and team morale.
The programme has been enjoyable, inspiring and collegiate. Even though the programme has ended, participants are still keeping up many of the suggested office movements.
Better still, patients will benefit as staff are more energetic and tolerant . A more collegiate approach has improved co-ordination and support, whilst reducing presenteeism. Even those recuperating can enjoy the Active Movement programme.