The Health Days were held at Optima for the fourth time. The
prevention event was offered in cooperation with AOK
Heilbronn-Franken and other partners at four of the company's
locations in Schwaebisch Hall. From May 28 to June 5,
everything revolved around the topic of "health promotion and
digitalization." The health days have become an integral part of
the company's health management.
"Ergonomics in the workplace is very important to us," says Lana
Ruder of Optima Human Resources Development. "To complement
this, we had digital tools in use this year that support mobility and
fitness," Ruder explains. As an example, she cites the "Pixformance
movement meets digitalization" action booth. The "Pixformance"
fitness device measures the exerciser's body, analyzes the
execution of movements and provides digital feedback in real time,
enabling particularly effective and safe functional training.
During the "Back Check," employees receive direct feedback on
whether their back or abdominal muscles are stronger and what
they can do to bring both sides into balance. Part of the offer is also
an ergonomic workplace consultation - at an exercise table, visitors
learn how to sit ergonomically correct.
"It's all about balance and coordination on the Pedalo spinning top,"
adds Sven Wolf, coordinator of company health management at
AOK Heilbronn-Franken. The AOK experts have even set up a
slackline on which Optima employees can test their balance skills.
The mobility of joints is analyzed with sensors, so muscle
shortenings are made visible and suitable exercises are taught to
remedy the situation.
Numerous cooperation partners support the AOK offer - these
include physiotherapists and sports scientists who have the relevant
qualifications and can thus provide sound advice to interested
parties, says Wolf. A clear trend is discernible: "The subject of the
back affects almost everyone," Wolf points out. Therefore the
emphasis is suitable and more current than ever. The important
thing is to get out and keep moving.
The concept is also well received by employees. "Since I have an
office job and sit a lot, it's very helpful to see how balanced the body
is at the moment and whether there's still room for improvement to
keep back pain at bay," says Damaris Fandrey, a technical
draftswoman at Optima Consumer. She finds the new digital
offerings particularly exciting.
Sensors are used to record the mobility of large joints to detect muscle shortening.
The "Back Check" gives employees direct feedback on whether their back or abdominal muscles are stronger and what they can do to balance both.
Experienced physiotherapists and sports scientists advise Optima employees.