To Your Health- NVUSD!
Welcome to the Napa Valley Unified School District employee well-being website. Our goal is to bring you information, resources and inspiration to support you in your personal wellness goals. We are more successful together, so please help us spread the word and encourage your colleagues to make their well-being a priority!
This month’s Wellness challenge is Stand Up – get up every hour! The Stand Up Challenge invites you to get up and move around every hour at least 8 times a day for 30 days. The average worker spends nearly 6 hours every day sitting at their desk so let’s try and move this month! Studies show that the answer is to stand up and move around for a few minutes every hour of your work day…..ad a stretch for an added bonus!
Standing up gets your blood flowing and keeps you alert. Standing up regularly can reduce your risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. The biggest tick to being successful for this challenge is to figure out a trigger to remind you to stand up every hour. Set your phone alarm and get ready to stand up for your health!
Are you experiencing discomfort or pain from repetitive motion at work?
Wellness and safety go hand-in-hand. The NVUSD Safety Committee wants to help you prevent workplace injuries with some reminders:
* Never stand on desks or chairs to reach high places. Use a step ladder. Most classrooms or sites have their own. It's worth taking a few extra steps to prevent a nasty fall!
* Stay on marked paths. Stepping off the sidewalk into flower beds or bark areas can throw off your balance and cause tripping or ankle twisting.
SEE A HAZARD? REPORT IT!
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Keep your glass at least half full. Water is always a must, but you need extra H2O when it's hot. Sip steadily through the day to stay healthy and hydrated.