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.

Benefits of physical activity

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

Stop the spread of COVID-19

Steps to take to stop the transmission of COVID-19

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.

    Learn more

  • LIFT Session - LifeWorks Virtual Fitness Sessions

    Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider LifeWorks, have released Virtual LIFT Fitness Sessions, free for all staff and their immediate families.

    Research shows that physical activity can improve your overall well being and reduce stress. LIFT Sessions features fitness sessions that are customised to your individual fitness level, helping you to achieve your fitness goals anytime, anywhere.

    How does it work?

    LIFT Session is a virtual fitness program that is available on your mobile device. Each session lasts 30 minutes, with typically three sessions per week for a total duration of six weeks. No equipment is required, and it’s free as part of your LifeWorks Employee Assistance Program.

    How do I sign up to LIFT Session?

    It takes about 5 minutes to get you up and running.

    1. Go to https://www.lifeworks.com/au/ and login to your Well being platform.  
      If you have not created an account with LifeWorks please contact healthyu@csu.edu.au for an invitation and your unique sign up code.
    2. Go to ‘Support and Resources’ on the top menu bar of the platform.  
      If you are accessing the platform from your mobile app, go to the ‘Life’ menu option located in the menu bar on the bottom of your screen.
    3. Scroll down and select 'LIFT session fitness' under the ‘Quick Links’ heading
    4. Follow the ‘How to access your custom developed fitness journey’ steps. Click on the ‘Sign Up’ link and create your account.
    5. Download the LIFT Session app from your Apple App Store or Google Play Store.  A download link will be sent to you in your “Welcome to LIFT session by LifeWorks” email.
    6. Sign into the LIFT Session app with your email address and Password that you used in the sign up in Step 4.  
      You will be prompted to answer a few questions (that will be used to personalise your fitness sessions), before being taken on your fitness journey.

    For any enquiries or support, please contact healthyu@csu.edu.au

  • LifeWorks Wellbeing Platform

    Your LifeWorks portal has a number of online resources and tools available to support your physical health.  Employees and their immediate families have access to a free, personal, and confidential account that you can personalise with short, helpful, "snackable" daily content that is relevant to you.

    Getting Started

    LifeWorks will send you an email invitation with your unique code to sign up. It's as easy as 1-2-3.

    1. Sign up by following the link in the email.
    2. Create your LifeWorks account.
    3. Download the LifeWorks app to easily access your personal LifeWorks portal.

    If you have not received an email from LifeWorks in relation to setting up your account, please contact us: healthyu@csu.edu.au or phone LifeWorks on 1300 361 008.

    Already signed up? Access your LifeWorks portal.

  • 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
  • Global Challenge

    Each year Charles Sturt University partners with Virgin Pulse to offer the Global Challenge to employees, helping you take care of yourself.

    Registered teams are taken on a 100 day journey that improves your physical and psychological health. The Global Challenge encourages and motivates you to undertake physical activity, as well as stay connected with your team and other registered participants.  Beyond the 100 days, you will have developed new habits in terms of exercise, improved diet and better sleeping patterns.

    Registrations have closed for 2020.

    Already registered? Log-in to your portal.

    For all enquiries, please contact healthyu@csu.edu.au.

  • 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.

    Learn more

    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.

    Learn more

    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.

      Learn more

      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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