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Wellbeing employees

Since the start of the corona pandemic, we allstarted working at home. It’s very important to create a healthy workplace and be physically active during workdays.
To keep you healthy, we offer some activities for UT employees:

Online advice: physiotherapist (workplace and physical activity)

You can contact the physiotherapist online for an advice and questions about your workplace or exercises during a workday. For example about physical complaints, the workplace setting, and useful tips on how to organize the day or get more exercise. Depending on the need, 25 minutes per person is scheduled. 

For advice about your workplace, you can choose:
Monday between 8.30-9.30h 
Wednesday between 16.30-17.30h 
Friday between 8.30-9.30h 

For advice about exercises/tips during a workday, you can choose:
Tuesday between 8.30-9.30h 
Thursday between 16.30-17.30h 

Language: NL/EN

After registration you will receive an invitation for a Teams meeting from the physiotherapist of Topvorm Twente

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Workshop How to reduce stress

The workshop for 17 December is full, sign up below for the waitinglist for a session in January! 

Stress is of all times and from a revolutionary point of view a must for survival. 

However, chronic stress is a completely different story!
Chronic stress has a major negative impact on our health and wellbeing, and unfortunately the extent from which people experience chronic stress is only increasing. 

In this presentation, the influence of stress on our health is further explored from the perspective of both Western science and ancient Eastern traditions (Tai Chi/Qigong/Yoga). 
What will become clear is that both speak a differnt language, but in essence communicate the same message.

In addition to theory, there will also be attention for practical exercises that will help to neutralize chronic stress.

Date of the workshop: 17 December (workshop is full, sign up for the waitinglist and you will receive an e-mail with info in January 2021)
Location: online Microsoft Teams meeting will follow later on. 
Time: 14:30h - 16:00h
Language: EN


Register here for the waitinglist
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Starting 11 Januari 2021: Lifestyle checks

We are very pleased to invite you to participate in Lifestyle Check! UT is offering Lifestyle Check to employees as a part of the project Healthy and Strong at Work.

Starting Monday, 11 January, we will begin conducting the first checks.

WHY DO A LIFESTYLE CHECK?

In recent years employees have been invited to take a Health Check according to their age group. The current coronavirus situation has made it even more obvious that a healthy lifestyle is more important than ever before. So we’ve given the Health Check a make over this year, with much greater attention to lifestyle themes. These Lifestyle Checks have been made completely corona proof: everything will be conducted online!

WHAT’S IN A LIFESTYLE CHECK?

An appointment for a Lifestyle Check takes 60 minutes and is conducted via a Teams meeting with a lifestylecoach. The consultation contains the following themes:

  • Mental health
  • Exercise            
  • Diet
  • Sleep
  • Stress
  • Breathing
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol

You will receive a questionnaire before the appointment which you should have fully completed and in front of you during the appointment.

At the end of the check you may discuss improvements to lifestyle and how such changes can be realised in follow-up steps. For example recommendations for exercise, diet, breathing, and de-stressing, but also, for example, recommendations for improving your sleep. You and your lifestyle coach will set up your personal goals and decide how to achieve them. 

HOW CAN I REGISTER? 

You can register via the button. 

On the registration page you will find the available time-slots. After registration you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing an invitation for a Calendar appointment. After you confirm this appointment it will automatically appear in your UT Outlook Calendar. Please note: you will receive your actual Teams meeting with the questionnaire you have to complete in advance, one week before the appointment. This link will replace the Outlook Calendar appointment that you received when you registered.

Registration form
I will join

We want to offer a Lifestyle Check to everyone who is interested. If it is no longer possible to register, send an e-mail to gezondensterk@utwente.nl. You will be put on a waitinglist; as soon as there is an opening, you will be informed.

PRIVACY

The Lifestyle Check will be conducted by lifestyle coaches from Topvorm Twente. Topvorm Twente is required to protect your anonymity. The results of the Lifestyle Check will be presented to UT in group report. The University of Twente will not have access to any personal answers, and the results will not be personally traceable. Individual results will be sent by e-mail after the participant’s approval.

Do you still have any questions after reading this information? Then please contact Ingrid Bos-Bosscha of Healthy and Strong at Work via gezondensterk@utwente.nl.

We hope you take advantage of this offer! 

Online advice: Energy and stress control

Are you an employee at the University of Twente and do you feel stressed? Join a free consult about how to control your energy and stress! 

During this 30 minutes consult you will learn what happens with your body when you feel stressed. The consult is an open discussion with advices about reducing your stress level during your work, sport or free time. 

Do you feel like you need more help, after the free consult? It's possible to make a follow up appointment. 

Register onwww.utwente.nl/energy-control 
When: Please choose a day/time in the registration form. After registration you will receive an appointment by email with the exact day and time 
How: The consult is individually and online. You will receive an invitation for a video call (+/- 1 hour) before the meeting.   
Price: First consult is free of charge! 
Language: NL/EN  

Physiotherapy practice @UT

Do you have (small) an injury? Do not hesitate and ask for advice. You can stop by Topvorm Twente to make an appointment. They are located in the Sports Centre, you can find them across the Servicedesk of the Sports Centre. 

More information via (Sports)Physiotherapy practice Topvorm Twente.

Phone: 053-7676020
Web: www.topvormtwente.nl
Email: info@topvormtwente.nl

Medical fitness

Twice a week, employees of the UT with (occupational) complaints participate in the Medical fitness program at the Sports Centre. On fixed days and times, there is a physical therapist present for guidance. Employees who wish to make use of this option can make an appointment for an intake.

As an employee of the UT this training is free of charge.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (only after registration through i.bosscha@utwente.nl)  
Wednesday: 12:30 - 13:30

Contact Sports Centre:
Ingrid Bos-Bosscha
Phone: +31534892942
Email: i.bosscha@utwente.nl

Chair massage (on hold during Covid)

Please note: the chair massage is currently on hold.

A good massage will help you relax and allows muscles to relax as you take the same position for a long time during your work. Therefore, the UT offers their employees the chair massage. This is well thought-out and effective pressure point massage, focusing on back, shoulders, arms, hands, hips, neck and head.

During the massage you will keep you clothes on and no oil is used. The massage is given in a special chair and has a constructive effect, it brings body awareness and has a preventive effect. The circulation is promoted this way and stimulates the self-healing ability of the body.

In short the advantages of the UT chair massage:

  • Massage of 15 - 20 minutes
  • Preventive impact
  • Using pressure points
  • With clothes 
  • At a special chair massage chair
  • Provides body awareness
  • Stimulates circulation and health

The chair massage is offered on all days in SC111 (Health 1) of the Sports Centre. To avoid delays, it is necessary that you register in advance. Make a reservation here (website Human Resources). 

If you have any questions please contact us via stoelmassage@utwente.nl

Nutritionist

Many people today are concerned with a healthy living and nutrition. A nutritionist is a specialist in the field of nutrition, lifestyle and health and can support you in this lifestyle.

Receive advice from Marike ten Oever (dietician) during office hours at the UT. In an interview of half an hour she carries out a weight analysis and in addition, provides insight into your lifestyle and eating patterns and determines your nutrition history. The measuring of the blood pressure and the body fat percentage will also be part of the interview. With this data, she gives personal advice that will fit your situation. She also provides more information about nutrients, vitamins & minerals.

Day, time and place:
The office hours of Marike are every Wednesday from 9:00 to 12:00 am and will be at Topvorm Twente. To avoid delays, we ask you to register in advance. By clicking here you can register.

If you have any questions, please contact Marike (email: m.tenoever@home.nl)