A Staff Nurse from Falkirk Community Hospital has proved that she is the most active staff member in NHS Forth Valley!
Helen Fraser logged a massive 137,811 steps on a pedometer app during the ‘Get Active, Get Appy!’ Pedometer Challenge earlier this year, and was presented with a certificate and fabulous fruit basket by Community Dietitians to mark her achievement.
The challenge was part of the ‘Get Active, Get Appy’ campaign organised by NHS Forth Valley Community Dietitians through the Staff Intranet, to promote the ‘Get Active Your Way’ section of the ‘Choose To Lose’ website. Participants downloaded a pedometer app on their mobile phones and logged their steps over the course of a week, with handy tips published on Twitter and Facebook to help them stay motivated.
The weight management website provides useful information on local fitness classes, walking/cycling routes, and links to fitness apps which can be downloaded to smartphones and used to measure levels of physical activity. The site also has a range of downloadable self monitoring tools including a blank Food and Activity Diary which can be printed off and used to log progress with diet and exercise.
As well as promoting the site through posters, leaflets and Choose To Lose business cards, Community Dietitians have also provided local GP surgeries, pharmacies, leisure centres, prisons, libraries and colleges with Get Active, Get Appy briefing packs to help them promote a healthy lifestyle across Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling.