Holding out for a Healthy Week Hero!

Healthy Week is here again from Monday 4th June, with awesome events every day of the week. Get involved!

Healthy Week 2018

After the success of last year’s first ever Healthy Week, it’s happening all over again!

There are lots of exciting activities to do – as long as you are a University of Leeds staff member. Apologies to the rest of our readers, but you can remedy that by next year – have a look at our current vacancies!

So join us and become a Healthy Week Hero, encouraging your friends and colleagues to make some small changes to their working day like taking lunch away from their desk or trying a new activity. You could even organise a Healthy Breakfast for your office or get everyone to try a campus walk.

There are over 90 activities organised for staff healthy week, so check out the programme below and pick something different to do this year, but be quick because some events are already fully booked! Make sure you take advantage of fantastic fitness suite at The Edge for just £1 all week – just remember your staff card.

Our team will be on a Superhero Charity Walk on Friday in support of Candlelighters, the local charity bringing hope to the families of children with cancer. Grab your cape and join us!

We can’t wait to see what different departments, services and teams get up, so be sure to share your photos using #HealthyWeekHero on social media and tag @UniLeedsStaff to enter the competition. You could win a Fitbit Flex 2, or £50 Ticketmaster, Waterstones or Trinity Leeds vouchers.

From outdoor yoga and rooftop gardening in the sunshine, to a slimming support group and mindfulness café (with an Origami turtle in-between!), there is something for everyone regardless of fitness or ability, and best of all most of them are free or for charity!

We have cherry-picked our highlights for you below, so join in the fun and become a #HealthyWeekHero!

Healthy Week Fair

Come and get inspired for the week ahead and find out how you can become a #HealthyWeekHero

Day: Monday

Time: 10:00 – 15:00

Location: University Precinct

Cost: Free

Booking: Just turn up

Yoga For All

This open session will include breath work and strengthening stretches finishing with relaxation to leave you feeling calm and energised.

Day: Tuesday

Time: 17:30 – 18:15

Location: LOGIK Centre, 5-7 Lifton Place 

Cost: Free

Booking: Email The Staff Centre

Rollerskiing Taster

No need for snow! Come along and have an introductory lesson of Rollerskiing with full instruction and equipment provided for free.

Day: Wednesday

Time: 16:30 – 18:30 & 19:00 – 21:00

Location: Bodington Cycle Circuit, LS16 6HQ

Cost: Free

Booking: Email M.P.Roscoe@leeds.ac.uk 

University Campus Art Trail

Discover many of the intriguing and interesting campus artworks on campus with our expert guide Laura.

Day: Thursday

Time: 12:05 – 12:45

Location: Meet at LUU Steps

Cost: Free

Booking: Email Get Out Get Active

Superhero Charity Walk

Leave Clark Kent and Diana Prince in the office and join us for a easy campus walk. Wear a cape, mask or super hero pants and donate £1 to Candlelighters, a local charity supporting the families of children with cancer.

Day: Friday

Time: 12:00 – 12:35

Location: University Precinct

Cost: £1 donation to charity

Booking: Just Turn Up