Workplace Health and Wellness
Health is a vibrant state of wellbeing and enjoyment of life.
The World Health Organisation defines health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" (WHO Constitution 1948).
Be pro active and commit to 'health and wellness' the advantages include slowing down the biological clock, experiencing renewed health and vitality, protecting your body from age related degenerative diseases and just generally feeling good about life.
Some general tips for achieving overall health and wellbeing include:
be physically active - 30 minutes 5 days a week
- eat a healthy, balanced diet
- quit smoking cigarettes
- get adequate sleep
- minimise alcohol consumption (and achieve at least 1-2 alcohol free days per week)
- take regular breaks at work (walk around, stretch, move away from the computer)
- stay connected to your family / friends and keep up your hobbies (or try a new hobby)
- schedule regular time-out for yourself to just sit, think and relax.
Services and clinics offered within the University
Development at a glance - a month by month summary of staff development opportunities offered across the University
Other Health related links
Assure Programs - provide an Employee assistance program service for its staff and their immediate family members.
BUPA - UniSA Corporate Health Plan Cover - if you are admitted to hospital BUPA will cover your hospital excess
BreastScreenSA - enter the Bonython Jubilee building at City East campus via gate 4 or 5 off Frome Road
Better Health Channel - site sponsored by the State Government of Victoria
Australian Physical Activity Guidelines
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Contains the guidelines on the amount of physical activity you need to do to enhance your health.
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. "Healthy, Active Australia" is a national government initiative to promote healthy eating and physical activity habits for life. The website contains practical information on healthy eating, regular physical activity, overweight and obesity and active living.
10,000 Steps is a 'whole of community' physical activity project which aims to increase the day-to-day activity of Australians by encouraging the accumulation of "incidental" physical activity as part of everyday living.
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