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Health & Wellbeing

As we all spend a significant amount of our time at work, we recognise that providing opportunities to be healthy in and around the workplace is vital to the overall health and wellbeing of those working across Thorpe Park Leeds.

To help and encourage you to stay fit and healthy at work, both physically and mentally, we have therefore pulled together some useful resources and tools. We will also be delivering a number of ongoing initiatives across the site, free for you to get involved in. Keep an eye on the news and events pages for further information.

Exercise

It probably goes without saying, but exercise is important if we are to maintain our health. Have you thought about how you could fit regular exercise into and around your working day?

An Active Commute
The commute to work is an often overlooked opportunity to fit exercise into a working day.
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Could you get active on the commute?
Leaving your car at home, even just occasionally, can be a great way to fit exercise into your working day. Whether you walk or cycle the whole way to work, or just to the bus stop as part of a longer journey, regular short bursts of activity throughout the week can lead to significant improvements in your health.

Not sure whether you could walk, cycle, run or even scoot to work? We have provided a wide range of information, advice and tools to help make it as easy as possible.
Active Travel Challenge
Let us challenge you to run, walk, cycle or scoot more throughout September.
Office-Based Exercises
Are there opportunities for you to be active within the office, and how could these help?
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Office-Based Exercises

Get Deskercising

Click here for 30 great exercises you can do within the confines of your workspace. No equipment needed!

Resistance Band Workout

Click here for a British Heart Foundation resistance band workout sheet.

Stair Climb Challenge

Could you climb Snowden during a week in the office? Take the stair climb challenge - set yourself a target or set up a challenge with colleagues. Click here for more information.

Diet and Nutrition

We all know we should eat healthily, but what does that actually mean? With so much conflicting advice, it’s hard to know where to start! We’ve provided some top tips and useful sources of further information below.

What is a healthy diet?
What does a healthy diet mean for me? Is there any simple advice and guidance I should follow?
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What is a healthy diet?
It’s simple really…….a healthy diet should provide us with the right amount of energy (calories or kilojoules), from foods and drinks to maintain energy balance, where the calories taken in from the diet are equal to the calories used by the body.

Eating only as many calories as you need will help to maintain a healthy weight. However, the foods and drinks you choose need to be the right ones, and in the right proportions to stay healthy.

The Governments' Eatwell Guide is a great starting point; it’s suitable for most people in the UK, regardless of weight, dietary preferences, ethnic origin, religious or cultural beliefs.
What about water?
Your body is nearly two-thirds water and so it is really important that you consume enough fluids.
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What about water?
Your body is nearly two-thirds water and so it is really important that you consume enough fluid to stay hydrated and healthy. If you don’t get enough fluid you may feel tired, get headaches and not perform at your best. ‘Fluid’ includes not only water from the tap or in a bottle, but also other drinks that give you water such as tea, coffee, milk, fruit juices and soft drinks. You also get water from the food you eat – on average food provides about 20% of your total fluid intake.

The Eatwell Guide suggest 6-8 glasses of fluid per day, on top of the water provided by food you eat. Find out more about how you can make sure you’re getting enough fluid by clicking here
Healthy Food Ideas
It’s often difficult to think of healthy lunch ideas, so we’ve done some of the work for you.
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Healthy Food Ideas

Healthy Lunch Ideas

It’s often difficult to think of healthy lunch ideas, so we’ve done the job for you! Click here for lots of great options that you can prepare in advance, or in the kitchen at work.

Healthy Snacks

It’s not just your lunch you need to think about; whether it’s a late morning or mid-afternoon lull, we all need a snack stash! But reaching for the biscuits or a bag of crisps won’t help your productivity levels and it won’t do your waistline any favours either.

There’s loads of healthy alternatives though, check out these 16 best snacks to eat at your desk!

Mental Wellbeing

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in 2014/15, 440,000 people in the UK reported work-related stress at a level they believed was making them ill; that’s 40% of all work-related illness. Managing stress at work and, more generally, maintaining a healthy work-life balance can be tricky, but it’s important for our mental wellbeing.

Reducing Stress
Did you know that in this digital age there are a range of apps available, to help you with your stress, anxiety and depression? Follow the link below to find an app that could help you.

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