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Physical Wellbeing

Raising awareness and promoting healthy options for all our employees.

Physical wellbeing isn't just about being physically active, it's about looking at your lifestyle and how that can impact on your overall wellbeing. 

To support employees in improving their health and general wellbeing, the Council has drawn together a number of resources designed to inform and signpost to the various aids to support our employees wellbeing journey:

Given the volume of supports and information, there is a dedicated webpage for mental health Mental Wellbeing which can also impact on physical health and vice versa.     

Connect Health is the council's physiotherapy provider who provides a recovery treatment and rehabilitation service to our employees with musculoskeletal injuries.  Services include telephone triage, clinical and workplace assessments, bespoke exercise videos as well as online exercise classes.  These services are free. 

If you think you would benefit from accessing these physiotherapy services, contact your line manager who can make a referral for you. 

It is estimated that drug misuse costs society £3.5 billion a year whilst the impact of alcohol misuse is estimated to cost £3.6 billion a year - combined, this is around £1,800 for every adult in Scotland
In Scotland, eating habits are the second major cause, after smoking, of poor health. The national diet contributes to a range of serious illnesses which include coronary heart disease, certain cancers, strokes, osteoporosis and diabetes.
Physical Activity should not be confused with exercise. Physical activity is the movement of your body that works your muscles and requires more energy than resting.
Our teeth have such an important role to play in our lives. They help us chew and digest food, they help us to talk and speak clearly and they also give our face its shape.
There are around 10,000 smoking related deaths every year in Scotland. Each year smoking is responsible for around 33,500 hospital admissions.