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7 September 2007 PR 07/114

Loughborough to hold information seminar on workplace wellbeing programme

Loughborough University’s Lifestyle Service is to host a free information evening about their new corporate wellbeing programme after a successful trial at data acquisition instrument manufacturer Campbell Scientific Ltd.

The programme, designed by the University’s Sports Science manager Rhona Blair and Lifestyle Advisor Beth Hanson, is aimed at helping companies improve the health of their workers and consequently reduce the billions of pounds lost each year through employee absenteeism.

“The aim of the information evening on September 20 is to ensure that workplaces, which may be looking at introducing a wellbeing programme, have the best possible information to aid in their decision making,” said Blair.

“We have been developing our corporate wellbeing programme at the University since last December and had a very successful introduction of it at Campbell Scientific, who were very pleased with the service and the results.”

The Lifestyle Service conducted tests on Campbell Scientific’s employees to discover their body composition, blood pressure, cholesterol profile, blood glucose level, lung function, and cardiac risk score and sought details for a physical activity and nutritional analysis.

The employees also attended a workshop designed to supplement their knowledge of healthy eating and active lifestyles.

“The team from the Loughborough Lifestyle Service were fantastic; well informed, organised and professional, ensuring the day passed without a hitch and with minimal disruption to normal work routines,” said Campbell Scientific managing director Dick Saffell.

“I am certain that everybody who attended came away with something positive from the programme.”

The corporate wellbeing programme is part of a wider package of services developed by the Sports Science Service at Loughborough University, which includes a full range of health assessments, audits and workshops for individuals as well as corporate clients.

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Greg Stutchbury, Sports PR Officer, Loughborough University,
T: 01509 228686, E: G.M.Stutchbury@lboro.ac.uk


Notes for editors:

  1. The information evening on the corporate wellbeing programme will be held between 1800-1900 on 20 September 2007 in the Sir John Beckwith Centre. Anyone interested in attending are asked to contact Lifestyle Advisor Beth Hanson on 01509 226757 or by emailing lifestyle@lboro.ac.uk. Attendees will be entered into a raffle to win prizes ranging from health assessments to rugby tickets.
  2. Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry and unrivalled sporting achievement.

    It is a member of the esteemed 1994 Group – a set of internationally recognised, research-intensive universities – and has a reputation for the relevance of its work. Its degree programmes are highly regarded by professional institutions and businesses, and its graduates are consistently targeted by the UK’s top recruiters.

    Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

    In the 2006 National Student Survey, the University gained a top five place, with nine out of Loughborough’s 23 departments topping their subject tables. Loughborough is also ranked in the top15 of UK universities in national league tables and was named winner of the 2006 THES award for the UK’s Best Student Experience. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded five Queen's Anniversary Prizes – an achievement bettered by no other university.


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