Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is supporting an annual, national campaign to encourage its staff to get active.
The “We Active Challenge” encourages staff to get active during August. Any and all competitors are encouraged to take videos and photos and share them on social media daily. The campaign encourages all staff from nurses to midwives to allied health professionals (AHPs) to get involved and compete to be the most active staff group. The challenge encourages healthy competition between communities and, this year, there are awards for the best photos too.
WeAHPs tweeted: “It’s the 5th year of #WeActiveChallenge - 2000+ nurses, midwives, AHPs, doctors, pharmacists, teams & families took part last year.”
Staff at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals have been sharing their efforts on social media already from going to the gym to going on runs etcetera.
Sarah Cullen, Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Director at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, said: “It is great to see numerous members of staff getting involved with the We Active Challenge this year. Our staff have very busy and challenge roles so it is important for them to take the time out to relax, exercise and socialise outside of work. Making it into a competition is also very motivating and makes it more fun too.”
“As an organisation, we have numerous initiatives in place to support the health and wellbeing of our staff including walking challenges, craft sessions, yoga, Pilates, Metafit classes and so much more.”