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Do you move enough on an average work day, or are you desk-bound and need to fit in some exercise somehow? 

Would you like to get more active and healthier to help combat the day to day pressures that life and work throw at you? 

Would you like some ideas of what affordable or free exercise classes and other healthy activities are available close to home or work? 

Do you want any tips on diet, exercise or health in general, including mental health and how you might look after your own emotional wellbeing? 

If the answer is yes to any of the above questions, then hopefully, you may find something useful here:

Live Life Better Derbyshire

If you want help and support to stop smoking, lose weight, become more active, or improve your diet or overall wellbeing, Live Life Better Derbyshire can help you to make the changes needed to improve the way you feel now and in the future. 

Their friendly staff are fully trained and know how difficult it can be to make changes to the habits of a lifetime, many of them will have made these changes themselves. Best of all the help is provided free of. Visit: www.livelifebetterderbyshire.org.uk

Livewell Derby

Livewell is a healthy lifestyle service for people registered to a doctor in Derby. It offers free 12-month programmes to help adults and children improve their health and wellbeing.

As well as weight management Livewell incorporates a variety of different programmes including stop smoking, child weight management and increasing physical activity. Visit: www.livewellderby.co.uk

For information and tips about getting more physically active, please visit the following websites:

  • NHS Choices: Fitness section
  • NHS Choices: Physical activity guidelines for adults.
  • NHS Choices: Strength and flexibility
  • Active Derbyshire: a countywide campaign to encourage and support you to become more active
  • Change for Life: advice and tips to eating well, moving more and living longer
  • Physical activity for health: information about the importance of physical activity 
  • Get Inspired: a comprehensive A-Z guide to more than 70 activities
  • Make your move: a BBC campaign promoting accessible and physical challenges 
  • Walking for health: England’s largest network of health walks with over 400 active schemes, helping people across the country lead a more active lifestyle
  • Couch to 5K: a running plan developed to help absolute beginners get into running
  • This Girl Can: a celebration of active women who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets…

Do you wish you could build more exercise into your day? Do you spend hours sitting at a desk, on a computer, in a car? 

Below are some tips to reduce sitting time and below that are some simple exercises you could build into your day, in your car or office. Get your colleagues involved see who can build the most steps into their day.

  • Stand on the train or bus

  • Take the stairs and walk up escalators

  • Set a reminder to get up every 30 minutes

  • Place a laptop on a box or similar to work standing

  • Stand or walk around while on the phone

  • Take a walk break every time you take a coffee or tea break

  • Walk to a co-worker's desk instead of emailing or calling


A selection of documents and posters designed to help you keep active and moving at work:

 Weekly Exercise Classes - Derby Teaching Hospitals

               

 Mon

                

 Tue

                

 Wed

                

 Thur

                

 Fri

 

Insanity

RDH - Cardiac Rehab

Studio

5.15 - 6.00pm

£4.00

 

Pilates

LRCH - Physio Gym

5.00 - 5.45pm

Free

 

 

 

                

 

 

Boxercise

RDH - Cardiac Rehab

Studio

5.00 - 6.00pm

£4.00

 

 

Friday Fat Burner

RDH - Cardiac Rehab

Studio

5.15 - 5.45pm

£1.00 donation

  

Weekly Weigh In*

RDH - Cardiac Rehab

Studio

4.45 - 5.15pm

£20.00 for 12 weeks

 

Yoga Flow

RDH Lecture Theatre

5.15 - 6.00pm

£4.00

 

Table Tennis

RDH - 5th Floor

Staff Canteen

5.00 - 7.00pm

Free

 

 

Table Tennis

RDH - 5th Floor

Staff Canteen

5.00 - 7.00pm

Free

 

Pilates Abs Blast

RDH - Cardiac Rehab

Studio

5.45 - 6.00pm

 

Access to Physio Gym

8.00am - 6.00pm 

 

Access to Physio Gym

8.00am - 6.00pm 

 

 Access to Physio Gym

8.00am - 6.00pm 

 

Access to Physio Gym

8.00am - 6.00pm 

 

Access to Physio Gym

8.00am - 5.00pm 

 

Weekly Exercise Classes - Chesterfield Royal Hospital

 

Mon

 

Tue

 

Wed


 Thur

 

Fri

 

Pilates

6pm

Physio Gym

(Blocks of 6 sessions £20.)

To book your place

meesy.goodwin@nhs.net

or call 01246 513909.

 

Yoga

5.30pm - 6pm

Education Centre 

(Blocks of 6 sessions £20.)

To book your place

meesy.goodwin@nhs.net

or call 01246 513909.

                           

Yoga

5.30pm - 6pm

Physio Gym

(Blocks of 6 sessions £20.)

To book your place

meesy.goodwin@nhs.net

or call 01246 513909.

                          
       

Walking Group

12.30pm for 40 minutes

meet - Car Park 7 

Cost - Free

 
       

Running Group

5.15pm until 6pm

meet - Car Park 7

All abilities welcome

and

Couch to 5k programme

available for beginners

 Cost - Free

 

 

Email dhft.gethealthystayhealthy@nhs.net to find out more about classes.

Leisure Centre Offers

 

 Locality

 

Provider/Gym

 

 Contact name/info

 

Offer

 

 

South Derbyshire

 

Active Nation;
Green Bank
Etwall Leisure Centre

 

Leanne Shore
leanne.shore@activenation.org.uk
01283 216269

 

£30.65pcm or £306.50 (annual membership) 2 months free- full access to gym, pool, classes and sauna

 

Need to see NHS badge when signing up

 

North East Derbyshire

 

North East Derbyshire District Council;
Sharley Park Leisure Centre (Clay Cross)
Eckington Leisure Centre
Dronfield Leisure Centre

 

Sarah Jayne Roome - sarah-jane.roome@ne-derbyshire.gov.uk

 

£25pcm- full inclusive membership

 

Need to see NHS badge when signing up

 

Chesterfield

 

Chesterfield Borough Council;
Queen's park LC (Chesterfield)
Healthy Living Centre (Staveley)

 

Chris Wright,
  christopher.wright@chesterfield.gov.uk

 

£22.99pcm- full access to pool, gym
and classes

 

Need to see NHS badge when signing up

 

Erewash

 

Erewash Borough Council;
West Park Leisure Centre (Long Eaton),
Sandiacre Leisure Centre
Victoria Park Swimming pool

 

Graham Bentley,
Graham.bentley@erewash.gov.uk

 

 

No current offer- though needs to clarify.

 

High Peak District Council

 

People For Places;
Glossop Leisure Centre,
Glossop Swimming Pool,
New Mills Leisure Centre,
Buxton Swimming and Fitness Centre,
Chapel Leisure Centre

 

Sian Gill,
Siangill@pfpleisure.org
Based at New Mills

 

15% discount

 

Need to clarify,
Can present to the staff about the offer. 

 

Bolsover

 

Bolsover District Council;
The Arc (Clowne),
Cresswell Leisure Centre

 

Gavin.Jackson@bolsover.gov.uk
  aaron.johnson@bolsover.gov.uk

 

 

Need to clarify with either of these.

 

Amber Valley

 

People For Places;
Ripley Leisure Centre,
Alfreton Leisure Centre,
William Gregg Leisure Centre (Heanor)

 

Peter Sharkey,
PeterSharkey@pfpleisure.org
 01773 523325

 

15% discount

 

 

Derbyshire Dales

 

Derbyshire Dales District Council;
The Arc (Matlock),
Wirksworth Leisure Centre,
Bakewell Swimming Pool

 

Dave Turvey,
Dave.turvey@derbyshiredales.gov.uk ,
01629 761100

 

Need to negotiate on a case by case basis.

          NHS aren't currently signed up.                

We all have busy lives; a hectic work and home life can put pressure on our time. But do we always make the right choice when it comes to food

As NHS staff we’ve become good at spotting when patients’ health might benefit from a better diet but how about ourselves? We owe it to ourselves to give our own health some priority too.

Making sure that you are eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day makes a big difference to your health. Eating more fruit and vegetables doesn’t have to be expensive; tinned, frozen and dried are just as good and it’s also cheaper to eat foods that are in season

Advice on eating healthily

Eating healthily is also about eating the right amount of food for your energy needs.

Most of our salt intake comes from processed foods – so try to reduce these. You can reduce fat in your diet in a number of ways including cutting off visible fat from meat, spreading fats more thinly and cutting down on fatty and sugary snacks

Cutting out the junk food and making sure your diet is balanced means you will be avoiding unnecessary health risks and you will feel better too. If you’ve made positive changes to your diet and felt the benefits don’t be afraid of sharing these with patients.

Did you know?

  • 1 in 3 deaths from cancer and 1 in 3 deaths from coronary heart disease are attributable to a poor diet 
  • Reducing salt intake to the recommended 6gms a day for adults would contribute to a 17% reduction in high blood pressure in the UK population 
  • In England only 26% of people claim to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.


More information

Change For Life - www.nhs.uk/change4life 

NHS Choices Healthy Eating section

NHS Choices Eat Well Guide

As a Trust that specialises in the caring for and treatment of people with mental health problems, it is obviously important that whilst putting our energies into caring for others, we are still mindful not to neglect our own mental health.

It goes without saying that life can be stressful for all of us at times. The workplace is no exception and no one is immune from experiencing mental health problems, even mental health professionals with all their knowledge and experience. The demands of caring for others, however rewarding, can at times place us under considerable stress. Below are some links on the subject of mental health and what you can do to help yourself, as well as others:


See also the Supporting you at work page on Works Perks for confidential practical and emotional support.

Do you know your units? The NHS recommends:

  • Men should not regularly* drink more than 3 - 4 units of alcohol a day 
  • Women should not regularly* drink more than 2 - 3 units a day 
  • If you've had a heavy drinking session, avoid alcohol for 48 hours.

If you're drinking at around these levels, your risk of developing a serious illness is higher than it is for non-drinkers.   

* 'Regularly' means drinking this amount every day or most days of the week
 

Did you know?  Drinking five pints of lager a week adds up to 44,200 kcal over a year, equivalent to eating 221 doughnuts. 

However, it's not all about units - you may already feel that you rely too much on alcohol and if you do, you might wish to speak to your line manager, or the Trusts Staff Liaison Manager or call Confidential Care 0800 085 1376 to explore with them how you could be supported.

Further information:


Alcohol support in Derbyshire

Derbyshire Recovery Partnership providers support to Derbyshire residents, please visit: www.derbyshirerecoverypartnership.co.uk

Derby Drug and Alcohol Services provides support to Derby residents, please visit: www.derbysubstancemisuseservices.org.uk

Derbyshire Healthcare has extended its smoke-free commitments by becoming a smoke-free Trust, resulting in cleaner and healthy environments to everyone involved with the Trust.

This means that all staff, service receivers and visitors are not allowed to smoke or use e-cigarettes anywhere on our sites - including wards, grounds, vehicles and during home visits. 

Smoking cessation support for staff

The Trust offers 1-to-1 support for staff who wish to stop smoking. Please contact the Smoking Cessation Trainer or Physical Health and Wellbeing Lead for further details, please call 01246 515976.

If you are registered with a Derby GP you can be referred to the Livewell service for smoking cessation support by calling 01332 641254 or emailing livewell@derby.gov.uk 

Live Life Better Derbyshire offers help with stopping smoking moking for Derbyshire residents. The service can be contacted by calling 0800 085 2299 (free phone) or 01246 515550 or by emailing llbd@nhs.net

For more Information and advice, please visit the NHS Choices Stop Smoking webpage

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