Health and wellbeing

How standing around is a good thing

July 9, 2018
If you spend most of your day sitting down, it’s important to look for opportunities to stand up and move. In this blog, Fit For Work Occupational Therapist Cathy Bloome talks about how we can get more movement into our working day and improve our health on the job. Our bodies were designed to move and yet studies show the average person is sedentary (sitting) for more than seven hours a day. If you find this hard to believe, have...

Low back pain

April 30, 2018
Eighty per cent of the population will experience low back pain in their lifetime. Check out these tips from Fit For Work Physiotherapist Kelly Mabbett on how to combat pain and reduce your chances of being affected. Do you suffer from low back pain? If you do, you are not alone. Eighty per cent of people will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. It is one of the most common reasons for time off work and...

When pain becomes a strain

April 19, 2018
Aches and pains affect most of us at some point in our lives. But during our working years it could indicate something more complicated like work-related discomfort, pain and injury (DPI). In this blog, Fit For Work Physiotherapist and Physiotherapy Professional Advisor Sarah Trail explains the importance of diagnosing strain injuries and work-related DPI. Strain injuries can have a huge impact on all areas of our lives - home life, work life and our mental health. When you’re in pain,...

The "I" in Influenza

March 29, 2018
Influenza can have devastating effects on our personal and work lives. Absenteeism, loss of productivity, associated health issues and even death can all result from the flu. In this blog, Fit For Work Occupational Health Nurse and Service Coordinator Shona Urquhart talks about the importance of getting immunised to keep yourself and those around you safe this season. Influenza season is just around the corner and it can have a huge impact on workplaces across all industries. It infects about...

How's your balance?

March 21, 2018
Fit For Work Clinical Manager Randa Abbasi explores practical ways to achieve a greater sense of balance between your work and home life in part two of her blog series. Click here to check out part one of this blog where she explains the essence of work/life balance. Making an action plan is an important first step to take when looking at practical ways to have a more harmonious work/life balance. Professional Life In 2011, a study of almost 8000...