Flash mob for a healthy living
On Thursday, 10th October, the working day at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE) started quite differently. A flash mob opened the MPIE Health Day. Movement against stress and for relaxation were on the agenda this year. The MPIE offered a multifarious program about health at the working place. In various lectures and playful exercises, professional coaches provided information on healthy nutrition, physical fitness and relaxation. They consulted the MPIE staff about healthy snack options during working hours and discussed how movement can be integrated into one's own working day. In an individual coaching, the participants were able to learn more about stress-inducing factors and ways of coping with stress.
The Health Day is part of MPIE's health management program. MPIE employees can regularly take part in Thai chi and yoga courses during their break. Moreover, they can get discounted access to gyms and other health clubs.