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Health and Fitness Day at RAUMEDIC

Helmbrechts – The days are getting shorter and gloomier, and for some people the "winter blues" are slowly setting in. But an Upper Franconian medical technology company is taking precautions to ensure its employees are saved from the blues as far as possible. RAUMEDIC AG organized a Health and Fitness Day on 21 November, offering its employees a wide range of advice and information on how to keep fit and healthy through the winter. 

In cooperation with a health insurance company, Sebastian Rott, Human Resources Manager at RAUMEDIC, put together a varied program. At a number of different themed stands, employees could test their fitness, find out about healthy eating and undergo various medical tests. 

For example, Dr. Dirk Reuter, the company doctor, tested blood sugar levels on demand, and Ute Klug and Heinz Hausner, from the DAK health insurance company, offered body and stability measuring. And topics such as stress management and relaxation, which are becoming increasingly more important nowadays, were not left out either. Thiemo Sieß (DAK) was on hand to help employees learn about their heart rate variability and heartbeat behavior and the significance of these measurements. The fitness trainer and nutritional adviser Claudia Karl was also there on the day, promoting relaxation and strength exercises.

There were promotional stands too, where employees could find out all sorts of interesting information. Optik Hüttner was offering free eye tests and the PEMA wholegrain products company showed that healthy bread can also taste good. At the CUBE Bikes stand, cycling enthusiasts - or those who wanted to become cycling enthusiasts - could discover the latest trends.

Sebastian Rott explained: "At RAUMEDIC, health management is taken very seriously." Rott studied Sport at Bayreuth University and has also undertaken further "health and fitness" training. He has been supporting RAUMEDIC's personnel department for six months, and the topic of health management is particularly important to him.

Christina Hechtfischer, Head of Personnel at RAUMEDIC, is also conscious that the effect of one Health and Fitness Day will be short lived if the subject is not addressed regularly in the long term. She says: "We have been investing in health promotions for our employees for years." A bonus pass encourages employees to take part in sport and health promotions and to undergo the most important screening tests. All executive staff receive training on psychosocial health in the workplace.

Whether it's football, volleyball or dragon boat racing, the company happily supports employees taking part in sporting tournaments, and RAUMEDIC encourages the creation of RAUMEDIC teams by covering the cost of entry fees. RAUMEDIC has also arranged for its staff to be able to exercise at selected fitness studios at preferential rates.

However, without a balanced diet the best sports program is pointless, which is why Susann Schaller explored this subject in detail in an interesting talk. Furthermore, the head of the company canteen, Petra Gerstner, ensures RAUMEDIC employees are offered varied and healthy food - and not just on Health and Fitness Day. Well stocked, free fruit baskets are available every day and are readily taken up by RAUMEDIC employees.

"Health is not everything, but without health, everything is nothing". With this quote from Schopenhauer, Martin Bayer, Chief Executive Officer at RAUMEDIC, came straight to the point. He encouraged employees to use the day as an incentive to take more care of themselves and to take the subject seriously, not just on RAUMEDIC's Health and Fitness Day, but also in the future.

RAUMEDIC employees enjoyed testing their body stability on the Balance Board.