Myton Hospice staff are shaping up thanks to new NHS fitness app - The Leamington Observer

Myton Hospice staff are shaping up thanks to new NHS fitness app

Philippa Mingins 26th Apr, 2023 Updated: 26th Apr, 2023   0

STAFF at The Myton Hospices are being put through their fitness paces thanks to an online first.

The Myton Hospice is the first hospice to join the NHS #DoingOurBit online platform geared at getting those in the medical profession fit and healthy.

#DoingOurBit offers online sessions from leading professionals across fitness, wellness, mental health and nutrition.

And Myton’s staff members are now able to watch tailor made activities for all fitness levels. Sessions can becompleted at a desk with minimal movement or accessed in the comfort of their own home, with the option to do higher impact workouts or complete sessions with their families. New videos are uploaded continuously as the platform continues to grow, so there’s always something new.

Emily Young, Wellbeing Co-ordinator for The Myton Hospices, said: “As a Wellbeing Co-ordinator this a wonderful resource to signpost our staff to. The #doingourbit PT platform enables individuals to tailor an exercise or wellbeing programme to their unique needs at a time that suits them.

“The breadth of choice made available by trained professionals that understand the healthcare context that we work in is so beneficial. It is important to us to factor in the needs of our diverse workforce and #doingourbit provides a wide variety of options including sessions offering a range of intensity levels and lengths of time. The hub of wellbeing information is also extremely valuable focusing on specific areas such as the menopause which is very relevant to many of our workforce. It’s like a really helpful, one stop shop.”

A spokesperson for #DoingOurBit, added: “I was introduced to The Myton Hospices through one of our Senior Palliative Care Nurses who wanted to ensure that the #DoingOurBit platform was made available to hospices as part of our aim to roll this out into the wider health and care setting.

“From day one, the enthusiasm around improving the health and wellbeing of the teams in the organisation was clearly evident and that is so encouraging in such a pressured environment. Myton are honestly one of the most engaged groups that I have worked with in the two plus years we have been rolling this out and hopefully the staff find some support through the #DoingOurBit platform, whether it is around accessing physical activity sessions, yoga, menopause guidance or support and signposting towards mental health resources and videos.

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