Do something good to yourself and move in the name of science
Research shows that we have become more inactive during COVID-19. We sit more and are much less active than normal. The event ‘SDU Moves’ brings activity in everyday life into focus when employees at SDU are encouraged to spend a couple of their working hours in the name of health and well-being and count active minutes with their colleagues.
- Bike ride around Odense on the X Ring: 12 – 2 p.m.
- Project Find a lake: 12 – 2 p.m.
- Run/Bike/Swim: 12 – 2 p.m.
- Walk n' think: 12 – 2 p.m.
- 10K run in the Campus Odense area: 12 - 12:50 p.m. Campus: Odense
- 5K old school orienteering race at Campus Odense: 12 - 12:50 p.m. Campus: Odense
- 5K old school orienteering race at Campus Odense: 1 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Campus: Odense
- Atle-be fit (Odense): 1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Campus: Odense
- Atle-grab-your-colleague (Odense): 12 - 12:45 p.m. Campus: Odense
- Find a lake at Campus Odense: 12 - 12:50 p.m. Campus: Odense
- Find a lake at Campus Odense: 1 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Campus: Odense
- Floorball at Campus Esbjerg: 12 – 2 p.m. Campus: Esbjerg
- Floorball at Campus Odense: 12 – 2 p.m. Campus: Odense
- Football Fitness – WOMEN ONLY (Odense): 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Campus: Odense
- Football Fitness (Odense): 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. Campus: Odense
- Football Fitness (Odense): 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Campus: Odense
- Walk n' talk – learn about the nature around Campus Odense: 12 - 12:50 p.m. Campus: Odense
- Walk n' talk – learn about the nature around campus Odense: 1 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Campus: Odense
- Walk n’ talk at Campus Esbjerg: 12 - 12:45 p.m. Campus: Esbjerg
- Walk n’ talk at Campus Kolding: 1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Campus: Kolding
- Walk n’ talk at Campus Odense: 12 - 12:45 p.m. Campus: Odense
- Walk n’ talk at Campus Odense: 1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Campus: Odense
- Walk n’ talk at Campus Slagelse: 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Campus: Slagelse
- Walk n’ talk at Campus Sønderborg: 12 - 12:45 p.m. Campus: Sønderborg
- Walk n’ talk at Campus Sønderborg: 1:40 p.m. – 2 p.m. Campus: Sønderborg
- 空手のように(karate noyōni): 12 – 1 p.m.
- Ashtanga yoga: 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
- Dansk Firmaidræts Active Pauses: 11:50 a.m. - 12
- Dansk Firmaidræts Active Pauses: 1:50 p.m. – 2 p.m.
- Get started with ’Intelligent training’ at the office: 12:30 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.
- Get started with ’Intelligent training’ at the office: 1:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.
- Office fitness. Are you ready?!: 12 - 12:15 p.m.
- Office fitness. Are you ready?!: 1 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
- Office Yoga: 12 - 12:20 p.m.
After having participated in the event we encourage you to upload the number of minutes you have exercised – preferably with a photo at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/782123212332400
Alternatively, you can choose to send an email with the number of exercised minutes to email@example.com.
Your registration will be added to the total number of registered minutes for the first ‘SDU Moves’ event.
About the project:
At the Executive Board meeting on August 27th, 2020, the Board accepted to go ahead with the SDG-challenge ‘SDU Moves’
The project began at the SDU Development Goals Kick-off in September 2019 – and the best place to start is of cause with the people who participated in the brainstorming about better health and well-being at SDU through physical activity during the day of work and study.
The kick-off event ‘SDU Moves’ on October 9th 2020 is part of this project.
’SDU Moves’ is a Citizen Science-project that seeks to contribute to the integration of a healthy culture in the everyday lives of staff and students. A change in behaviour is to contribute to better health and well-being at SDU. Therefore, the project is organized as a Citizen Science project where staff and students are involved and engaged in the development, execution and implementation of the project in every campus city.
Relationship to the Sustainable Development Goals:
The project aims at the SDG Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being with the objectives to:
1/ increase the awareness of the importance and effects of physical activity during the day of work/ study
2/ generate a culture in the work and study day where there is room for movement.
Through a new awareness amongst managers, staff and students the public health and well-being will have an opportunity to improve. The project is related to relevant research areas at SDU and based on tangible scientific knowledge.
The overall SDG indicators of the project:
- 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.
- 3.4.1 Mortality rate attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease
The project also based on the WHO’s ’Global action plan on physical activity 2018–2030: more active people for a healthier world’ (https://www.who.int/ncds/prevention/physical-activity/global-action-plan-2018-2030/en/).
The challenge will focus on movement on many levels (from tiny movements to sport/exercise and preventive training) in order to engage as many as possible amongst the staff and students:
- The tiny movement (such as walking over to your colleague’s desk instead of emailing/phoning, stand up meetings/standing coffee breaks, standing up while working etc.)
- Exercise to prevent injuries (typically in the shoulders, neck and lower back)
- Sport at work (Time spend on exercising is part of the working hours)
- Behavioural/ Cultural change (Permission, possibility, expectation) is integrated into every theme.
Several units and departments at SDU are already working with these elements. Therefore, we would like to get a dialogue going to gather knowledge – and get ideas, that are perceived as operational and relevant for employees and students.
The project is based on the Citizen Science principles of co-creation, knowledge sharing and joint production of data.
Want to know more?
Please contact the project management:
Professor Jens Troelsen, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics - JTroelsen@health.sdu.dk
Deputy Head Thomas Kaarsted, SDUB - firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Manager Anne Kathrine Overgaard, SUND - email@example.com