The administration in shape: Offers in the municipality of Kevelaer

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Fitness check at Kevelaer Town Hall

Employees of the pilgrimage city were given the opportunity to undergo one or another health check. There was also a training offer, a hula hoop course and a Kneipp circuit in the brine garden.

In Kevelaer, the employees of the pilgrimage city had the opportunity to undergo one or another health check and attend physical and mental preparation courses.

In various offices and in the board room there were various offers for which employees could register for free. “We want to enable our employees here at work to get health screenings with little effort and fewer hurdles. For many, going to the doctor is a threshold of inhibition and perhaps some are more likely to be treated here. We also offer various options to try new things and we want to use this to motivate people”, explains Michael Simons, Head of Health Promotion. Basically, Barmer put together and organized the offer, but it was supplemented by the city of Kevelaer. “We offer a comprehensive package with something for everyone,” emphasizes Simons.

There was the possibility of undergoing a skin screening, a vitamin D3 measurement, a carotid screening or a sleep analysis. “Vitamin D is important for bone formation. We check if it makes sense to supplement. If the vitamin D value is too low, there is a risk of osteoporosis. Too high a value is also dangerous. The bones can no longer absorb calcium and the arteries calcify”, explains Dennis Dreimann about the measurement of vitamin D3.

In the sleep barometer, several questions about sleep were asked. The prepared questionnaire was then evaluated and the employees received suggested solutions to optimize and improve sleep quality. A Pilates class was also organized. For this fitness program, yoga mats were placed in the council room and exercises were performed to relaxing music. In addition, a hula hoop course was held in the same room and a Kneipp circuit was organized in the brine garden.

A talk was held on the topic of healthy eating to accompany the healthy snacks, some of which were vegan, such as wraps and energy bars. In addition, all employees were able to take a rapid corona antibody test.

The health day in the Kevelaer administration took place for the third time and attracted between 100 and 120 participants to Peter-Plümpe-Platz, who accepted the offer well. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., employees of the city of Kevelaer had the opportunity to take advantage of various offers and participate in fitness drives.


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