Healthy Week

Staff Healthy Week 2017

15th – 21st May 2017

This year’s healthy week is all about making small changes to your working day, maybe taking your lunch break back, making healthy tweaks to your lunch choices or even trying an active walking meeting. The Healthy Week team represents the breadth of services from across the University, so there’s a great programme of activity happening during the week, some pre-set activity challenges to join in with and plenty of support if you need help to put an idea into action for you and your colleagues.

We can’t wait to see what different departments, services and teams get up, so be sure to share your photos using the #healthyweekhero on social media, or drop us an email.

Become a Healthy Week Hero and inspire your friends and colleagues to eat well, get active and take a break. We’ll send you a heroes pack stuffed full of fun things to help you get started, sign up today!

Get involved!

This year Healthy Week will begin with a festival on the 15th May from 10-3pm outside Leeds University Union. Come along and chat to us about what’s happening during the week for you to get involved in!

Take a look at the programme

We have loads of exciting things you can sign up for during the week. From outdoor yoga and rooftop gardening in the sunshine to a slimming support group and mindful flash mob.

We’ve even got a ready steady cook for all you budding chefs and your chance to discover campus in a new and fun way!

Healthy Week 2017 programme


Activity Challenges

Fancy challenging yourself to increase your activity levels during healthy week? Why not get your colleagues involved in our pre-set challenges using our fantastic campus. You’ll be surprised how easy it can be to build activity into your commute, during the day walking between meetings and during your lunch break.  If you want to take it a little more seriously and record and track your activity, why not sign up to our wellness app which will go live from Monday 15th May  www.mywellness.com.

Find out more about how to use MyWellness

  • Ensure you have downloaded the mywellness app and set up your account
  • Ensure you select ‘The Edge’ as your Club in the settings
  • Join the Challenge you wish to take part in
  • Each time you perform an activity that contributes to the chosen challenge, log this in the ‘My Movement’ section of the app or web portal
  • All activities will be listed as classes, and searchable in the app
  • You can also log your activity via the mywellness.com site by logging into your account

Walking Challenge

It has been proven that 10mins of brisk walking provides health benefits, so why not take up the challenge to walk 15mins during your working days as part of healthy week. This could be done walking between meetings, or maybe try a netwalking meeting or during your lunch break.

Edward Boyle Steps

Of course we’re all a fan of the numerous steps on campus!! Why not embrace them during healthy week and see how many times you can walk up. The person with the most steps during the week will win a free health and fitness assessment (just be sure to use the wellness app to track all of that climbing!).

Cycle 10K Challenge

Our staff commute in from many different locations to work each day at the University. Why not use your commute to build in some activity by swapping the car/train/bus for your bike!  The Healthy Week challenge is to see if you can cover 10K or even more during the week.

Red Route Walk

The red route is an internal 250 yard walking route located within the EC Stoner building, famous for once being the longest corridor in Europe! For more information on the route and it’s history click here.

Healthy Week Hero Pack Form

We’ll send you a pack with ideas to support you – all you have to do is set up your activity, share your plans on social media and you can claim prizes!

If you’re a Healthy Week Hero, claim your free pack here.

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Healthy Heroes on Campus!

Check out our map of campus to see which departments have signed up to be a healthy week hero!

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