Physical activity reaches the very foundations of illness and helps prevent 23 diseases including depression, diabetes and dementia. An active workforce results in 27% fewer days lost to sickness with productivity increasing by up to 15%.
Dr William Bird
Get Physical is a partnership launched in 2015 to improve health and wellbeing in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. The initial focus was on encouraging the take-up of physical activity among NHS staff and patients.
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Get Physical has held a series of events to promote our aim of encouraging take-up of physical activity among NHS staff and patients and the wider workforce in order to improve health and wellbeing.
Get Physical was set up by Oxford Academic Health Science Network in partnership with Oxfordshire Sport & Physical Activity, Get Berkshire Active, Leap and Public Health England.