5th health day at ABICOR BINZEL was well attended

18.07.2023 04:30:00

Whether at the desk or at the machine – people often tend to move too little or adopt an unhealthy position. If this lack of exercise continues at home, the consequences can be serious. In order to counteract this negative spiral, ABICOR BINZEL regularly organises a health day as part of its company health management.

This year the health day took place for the fifth time – and for the first time in cooperation with the fitness centre "MEIN CLUB | TOP Sports Alten-Buseck". Together, a highly varied programme was organised. There were fitness courses such as football, tennis, spinning or free training on the machines, but also many other offers. These included a body composition analysis, a lecture on stress management and individual consultations with an orthopaedic and chiropractic specialist.


The health day takes place annually, alternating with the so-called examination days. On the examination days, interested ABICOR BINZEL employees have the opportunity of a health check-up. For this purpose, they will be examined by staff under the direction of Dr. Torsten Frech from the Institute of Sports Science at the Justus Liebig University in Gießen. The anonymous results are then used to draw up the programme for upcoming health days.

As many employees suffer from back problems, ABICOR BINZEL has partnered with Footpower for this year's health day. This company carries out individual foot and gait analyses to determine the causes of pain and foot malpositions.

Constant sitting endangers health

After the opening of the event by Prof. Dr. Emil Schubert, mobility coach Wolf Harwath gave an informative lecture. He explained the importance of physical fitness and how it contributes to staying healthy and independent into old age. He emphasised the role played by changes in the working world over the last century and why constant sitting is more harmful than we might think.

A long-standing measure to counteract this is the "physical activity break". On the health day, everyone had the opportunity to participate directly on site. Afterwards, various sports could be tried out. But one could also get to know innovative analysis methods or come to rest with a relaxing massage. A healthy buffet and smoothie bar also proved that healthy food can taste good. But most importantly, the health day aimed to inspire and motivate participants to make regular exercise a part of their everyday lives.


ABICOR BINZEL also participates in regional sports events as part of its company health management. Again this year, these include the Stanley Tucker or now the FEIG company run in Gießen and the Gießen Dragon Boat Cup.

Strong cooperation for more fitness

This year's health day was the occasion to start a cooperation with TOP Sports. The fitness centre is only a few metres away from the ABICOR BINZEL headquarters in Buseck, so that the employees have the opportunity to train before or after work. ABICOR BINZEL pays part of the membership fee.

Conclusion of our Prof. Schubert: "The health of our employees is very important to us. The very good turnout at the health day confirms the success of our workplace health promotion activities. We will therefore continue along this path and strengthen our activities with additional offers."