Welcome to SDU Moves
SDU Moves is a Citizen Science project, with a strategy that aims to contribute to integrating a culture with more movement into everyday life for employees and students at SDU. The strategy was initiated at SDU Sustainable Goals Kick Off in September 2019 and has been ongoing since 2020.
The purpose of the strategy is partly to increase awareness of the importance and effects of movement during the work- and study day, and partly to create space in the culture for more movement activities. SDU Moves has a particular focus on creating a culture of movement with e.g. active meeting forms, "Intelligent Training" to prevent and improve pain as a result of a sedentary work- and study day as well as both annual and monthly movement activities.
SDU Moves consists, in addition to the project manager and administrative staff, of over 100 movement ambassadors from SDU, who all help to spread knowledge of the strategy and to promote the culture of movement at SDU.
What you should know about 'SDU Moves'
The project engages with the following SDG-indicators:
- 3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.
- 4.1 Mortality rate attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease.
In order to engage as many employee groups and students as possible, SDU Moves will target movement on different levels, with everything from activities that entail smaller movements to a variety of sports as well as preventive training. This includes:
- Smaller movements (like walking to a colleague instead of email/phone, standing meetings/work, standing coffee breaks etc.)
- Activities for injuries (typically in regard to shoulders, neck and lower back)
- Movement activities in and around the work space (activities are part of working hours)
- Mindfulness and Meditation
- Behavioral and cultural changes (permission, opportunity, expectation) are implemented in all activity themes.
Several departments and units at SDU are already engaging in activities related to the elements above. We seek to collect experiences and ideas through dialogue with employees and students. Thereby, the project builds on Citizen Science-principles, such as collaboration, knowledge sharing, and joint production of data.
You can always write an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Movement Counselor Linnea Marie Sjöberg, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics – email@example.com
Head of Department Jens Troelsen, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics - firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Manager Thomas Kaarsted, SDUB – email@example.com
Office Manager Anne Kathrine Overgaard, SUND – firstname.lastname@example.org