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Physical activity

Increasing your exercise levels can reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. It can help you meet people, boost your energy levels, reduce stress and lift your mood.

For health benefits aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise a day on five days of the week. The exercise does not need to be all in one go but should cause heart and lung rates to increase.  The activity can be formal such as going to the gym, for a bike ride, or to the pool for a swim or it can be built into your day-to-day life such as walking to work, doing the garden and using the stairs rather than the lift.

The University supports and encourages staff to enjoy time with colleagues and friends through participating in sport. Details of activities on offer can be found here -

Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD)

Most work-related MSDs develop over time and are caused either by the work itself or by the employees' working environment. They can also result from accidents, e.g. fractures and dislocations. Typically, MSDs affect the back, neck, shoulders and upper limbs; less often they affect the lower limbs.

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