Healthy Week goes digital

Healthy Week's back... and this year it’s gone digital!

Join us for a week of activities to help with your physical and mental wellbeing

Healthy Week goes virtual

We've planned a virtual programme to help get you active anywhere, anytime, and to boost your mental and physical wellbeing.  

This year’s Healthy Week begins on Monday 8 June, and there's an exciting programme of activities you can get involved in, many of which are new to the initiative. The programme includes live classes and workshops, such as mobility exercises to support you while working at home, a bike maintenance Q&A and a cooking demonstration.

There will also be pre-recorded content and written resources available from Monday 8 June for you to access any time you like. This includes tutorials on indoor planting and potting, Pilates and hand reflexology, as well as tasty recipes and much more!

Some of the other activities in this year’s live programme include:

  • five ways to wellbeing workshop: 2-3pm on Monday 8 June
  • yoga: 11-11.45am on Wednesday 10 June
  • lower body mobility exercises: 1-1.45pm on Thursday 11 June; and
  • a Q&A with chef Lisa: 3-3.45pm on Friday 12 June.

There will also be a week-long walk/run/cycle virtual challenge to see how far we can travel in total. Grab your trainers and join in the fun by walking, running or cycling any distance during the five days and record your mileage online and we will share the final total at the end of Healthy Week.

The majority of the live activities will be hosted through Microsoft Teams, and you can find the link to join each activity on the Healthy Week website

We understand that not everybody has the same remote working set-up at home, so no advance booking is required for the majority of activities this year. Join in the live classes as you are able to and access the additional content anytime you like.

Whilst we're unable to host a Healthy Week Heroes event this year, we would really appreciate the help of anybody who has been involved as a 'hero' in the past to encourage colleagues to take part.

If you do get involved throughout the week, we would love to see what you get up to. Please share any photos or videos of you taking part using hashtags #StaffHealthyWeek2020 or #ActiveAnywhereAnytime and tag @UniLeedsStaff on Twitter and @universityofleeds on Instagram.

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