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Asda Penryn 2015

A brief summary of why we became a healthy workplace

We work in a fast paced and sometimes stressful environment.  We have a large number of colleagues and we feel responsible for providing opportunities to help them improve their health and well being.  We are aware we spend a lot of time together in our workplace, so it is a good platform to encourage our colleagues to look after themselves and their families' well being

 

           

Recent health and well being activities

 In 2014 colleagues trained for and took part in a 110 mile charity bike ride.  We were at the Beach Games, we had a mixed ability team who were less competitive and enjoyed trying out the activities on the beach. Our running group run together once a week.  We took part in the Get Active Challenge, we  also had a good number of colleagues take part 'offline' counting their steps. We had 1/2 price flu jabs with an ASDA Pharmacist this winter.  

Plans/aims for the next year

Change4Life activity in the foyer with our customers, ASDA Schools Programme, more bike rides, the running group want to enter a fun run, ASDA FC are in an ASDA league, we are entering Beach Games. Grow the Get Active Challenge. We are arranging Health Checks for our colleagues in store and if this goes well, we may make arrangements for this to happen for our customers.  We continue to support Sportsmakers. Our Celebration Lunches will stay healthy, we need to investigate healthy vend options as the canteen no longer provides serve over lunch. There are plans from ASDA House to provide free fruit bowls for colleague canteens..

"I said I'd be rubbish and of no use for the Beach Games and Bernadette told me 'If you never try, you'll never know'. I tried it and had a brilliant day, so glad I was part of it"

- Member of Staff
Obesity

People suffering from obesity could reduce their future earning power by as much as £500 per annum because qualifciations, skills and experience become outdated during long term absences from work caused by their conditions.

The facts

Musculoskeletal conditions generally rise with age. The age group 50-64 are most affected by sickness absence not to mention the UK 50+ population is expected to increase by 32% between 2008 and 2030.

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