Physical wellbeing

Physical wellbeing is your body's general condition and requires good eating, regular exercise, and good sleep.  Exercise not only supports our immune system but can also boost our mental health, keeping our minds clear and focused during this anxious time.

It is recommended that adults do at least 30 minutes of exercise on most or all days of the week. Choose an activity that you enjoy and make exercise part of your daily routine.

Stop the spread

Steps to take to stop the transmission of COVID-19

Move

There are many benefits to maintaining good physical health and physical activity

Resources and initiatives

Resources to support you staying healthy and active

  • Influenza Vaccinations

    All staff and students are able to access the seasonal influenza vaccination at a reduced price at local providers.

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  • 15 Minute Exercise Challenge

    Boost Your Health & Wellbeing

    Joining the 15 Minute Challenge is an easy way to boost your health and wellbeing and get back into a habit of exercise.

    The challenge is a 6-week online team competition for busy people that makes exercise an enjoyable part of your every day and helps you form a new long-term habit of daily exercise in the most easy, enjoyable and sustainable way.

    After the success of the last program, we are kicking off a 6-week 15 Minute Challenge this year to promote health and wellbeing within Charles Sturt University.

    The challenge starts Monday, 14th of March and registrations to join are now open!

    In last years challenge:

    • 80% of Charles Sturt participants saw an increase in their overall health
    • 72% of Charles Sturt participants improved team morale
    • 50% of Charles Sturt participants improved their productivity
    • 82% of Charles Sturt participants said that they would love to do it again

    Benefits

    By taking part in 15 Minute Challenge you will develop and maintain a habit of exercise which will lead to:

    • Stronger immune system
    • Feeling more energetic throughout the day
    • More upbeat mood
    • Sleeping well
    • Building better relationships with workmates and improved social interaction

    The challenge is perfect for any fitness level from beginner to advanced, and will help you to build a habit of exercise, get back into a habit of daily exercise, or improve your current level of fitness.

    How does it work?

    • Form a team of 4 to 6 with your workmates on the online platform. The challenge is free to staff and spaces are limited. 
    • Compete against fellow staff teams at Charles Sturt University.
    • Simply find 15 minutes a day to do an exercise of your choice for as many days as possible throughout the 6-week challenge.
    • There are great team and individual prizes to be won.

    In last years challenge, 80% of participants saw an increase an overall health - let's match or better that result this year!

    Learn more and register

    For more information and to register go to 15minchallenge.com.au/CSU

    For everything you may like to know about the program please see Frequently Asked Questions that can be found here: 15minchallenge.com.au/FAQ.

    Please direct any enquiries to kyallen@csu.edu.au.

  • RED Wellbeing Centre

    The RED wellbeing centre contains expert advice, tips and tools in three areas: Move, Munch and Mind.

    The Move and Munch sections have hundreds of fitness videos to choose from and more than 1,500 nutritious recipes. The Mind section contains mindfulness and meditation videos, productivity tips, advice for reducing stress and improving sleep all give mental wellbeing a boost.

    Access the RED Wellbeing Centre

  • Fitness Passport
  • University health services and programs
    Community Dental and Oral Health Clinics

    Our Community Dental and Oral Health Clinics are equipped with the latest technology available in dental care, ensuring you and your family will receive advanced dental care.

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    Ochre Health Medical Centre Bathurst

    The Ochre Health Medical Centre in Bathurst is located in a purpose built building on University grounds . Along with GPs and a full time registered nurse, the practice offers Allied Health Services.

    Learn more

    Community Health and Wellness Clinic Albury-Wodonga

    The CSU Allied Health Clinic in Albury-Wodonga offers comprehensive podiatry services, with senior students closely supervised by qualified, experienced professional staff.

    Learn more

    On-Campus Sporting Facilities

    Many of our campuses have sporting facilities available to all staff.

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    Blood Challenge

    Charles Sturt campuses compete to give the most blood donations each year. Check out What's New for when the Bloodbank will be on your campus.

  • Alcohol, smoking and drugs

      Our priority is the health, wellbeing and safety of our staff, students and communities.  Please refer to the below information regarding the policy and additional support for alcohol, smoking and drugs.

      Alcohol and other drugs policy

      Charles Sturt University manages alcohol and other drugs to protect the health, wellbeing and safety of employees, students, and our communities.

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      Smoking in the workplace

      Charles Sturt University is committed to preventing exposure to tobacco smoke in the workplace.

      Learn more

      Supports - Alcohol

      Alcoholics Anonymous - A fellowship supporting those recovering from alcoholism.

      Supports - Smoking

      Quit now - If you're trying to quit, call the Smoking Quitline on 13 7848 (13 QUIT).

      iCanQuit - Access a free resource to help you quit smoking.

      Supports - Drugs

      National drugs campaign - This campaign, aimed at young people and parents, helps you understand the harmful effects and consequences of drug use.

      Healthdirect, drug addiction - Find information about drug abuse, drugs and the law, drug addiction and where to get help.

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