Tag Archives: Health

Wellbeing at work

If you’ve ever walked in the door and complained about your work, you’re not alone. What if, instead of being a source of stress – our work (and workplaces) were good for us?

In Episode 9 of Te Rāngai Pūtaiao | College of Science’s weekly podcast, UC Science Radio, Professor of Psychology Katharina Naswall talks about the world of work in uncertain times, how to reduce stress and increase health and wellbeing in the workplace, and how to make sure it’s good for us.

Check out the episode here or on Spotify | Stitcher | Youtube | Apple Podcasts.

Jumpstart your Health and Wellbeing – a free six week walking programme

Would you like to start exercising, but are a little overwhelmed by all the high intensity training online?   No problem!    Walking is one of the safest and healthiest forms of exercise to get you started, and we’re here to help.

What is Jumpstart?
Two women walking up steps in forest walk
Washpen Falls

Jumpstart is a FREE six week walking programme that will progress you from walking nowhere, to walking 5km comfortably and safely.  You don’t need to join the RecCentre, and you can do it wherever you like!

Once you’ve completed it, you may feel stronger about hitting up the many gorgeous walks in Canterbury, once we hit Level 2.

Why join Jumpstart?
  • Having a programme with daily goals helps keep you on track
  • You’ll have a trainer assigned to you, so you can chat about anything that pops up
  • We throw in some beginner conditioning and stretching that will improve your strength and flexibility, helping you walk better
How do I join?
  • Simply download the Rec & Sport app (it’s free), and select the Jumpstart programme from the featured programmes selection.
  • This will be your programme to follow for the next six weeks.
    You can start the programme anytime you like.
  • Your first walk is just 10mins! (And we guarantee, absolutely NO BURPEES!)

If you have any health concerns, please consult your doctor or discuss with your trainer before commencing the programme.

For more information, check out our Jumpstart – Desk to 5km page.
Nga mihi

UC Rec & Sport

REGISTER HERE IF YOU ARE IN SELF-ISOLATION FOR SPECIFIC REASONS

If you are in self-isolation or going into self-isolation for any of the following reasons, please complete the relevant form below, so UC can support you during this time:

  • Have a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Had close contact with a suspected OR confirmed COVID-19 case
  • Recently arrived from overseas
  • Immune system compromised
  • Symptomatic/Unwell
UC staff member in self-isolation? Register here> 
 
Please note: these forms are not intended for those who have been instructed to stay at home as a consequence of the Level 4 activation announced by the Government on 23 March.

Advice for staff regarding personal travel | COVID-19

We are urging all staff to carefully consider all overseas personal travel at this point in time. The university of course can’t and won’t dictate where people go on personal leave, however it is important that staff understand implications that might be associated with a decision to travel abroad right now. These implications might range from imposed travel restrictions, insurance issues, to a need to self-isolate for 14 days upon return (and therefore cannot return to work).

Here are a few tips that may be helpful in your decision making:

  • If you are travelling, note that insurance at the moment can be problematic with COVID-19, so pay attention to the fine print and keep an eye out for any updates or changes to your insurance coverage
  • Check https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/to help you make good travel choices
  • Be aware of the possibility of travel restrictions that could impact your ability to return to work (eg Iran).  Refer to Immigration New Zealand

In addition, it is always useful to share your travel plans with your manager so they are aware and can provide assistance if any help is required.