Green = healthy
This year’s GreenDay campaigns in St. Georgen and Herbolzheim were totally focused on the most eco-friendly and natural ways of getting around – walking respectively running.
First of all, a physiotherapist took a closer look at the individual participants, scanned their individual pattern of movement in no time at all and pointed out any existing deficits or wrong movements. At the next station, a specialist from Adidas had participants running while carrying out comprehensive foot-analyzing.
There was many a colleague who was quite surprised to find that certain physical discomforts, particularly with head, neck and shoulder, might actually be caused by wrong movement patterns or malposition of the feet. After all the stress, participants were given a shopping voucher from Sportvision and a new pedometer sponsored by the SBK (Siemens Betriebskrankenkasse) to help them get back on track.
Most staff spent their lunchbreak in the canteen and enjoyed the special GreenDay menu, designed to ensure personal well-being and promote sustainability. In the afternoon, from 1 to 3 pm, there were even more activities offered in the showroom of plant 1. As before, the offers were enthusiastically taken up. About 50 gait and running analyses and coordination tests were carried out in St. Georgen, and about 50 pedometers were handed out.
In Herbolzheim, too, staff was happy with the events offered as part of their GreenDay campaign. As the weather was nice, the individual stations were set up in the atrium. Specialists from the sports and health park “Rückgrat” checked participants on their present physical fitness.
At the Sport Saar station, feet were checked. Staff even had the chance to book the most suitable running shoes or get tips on the best and correct running technique. Here, too, a shopping voucher and a new pedometer sponsored by SBK were integrated in this GreenDay campaign. All in all, there were 39 pedometers handed out and 35 running analyses carried out in Herbolzheim.