There are a number of facilities and initiatives which can help you fit improvements to your fitness around your working day.
Hire an Olympic-class playing field, book a squash court for a lunchtime game, join in an aerobics class after work or get a great value gym membership.
Whether your interest in sport and fitness lies in the occasional visit to the gym or competing at a national level, the Centre for Sport and Exercise can cater for all your sporting needs.
Paths to Health is a Scottish initiative to promote walking as a means of improving health within the workplace and the wider community.
The University is supporting a number of walking groups, which are simply a way of getting out and about at lunchtime as a means of getting healthier and fitter.
The groups aren't competitive and walks are at a comfortable pace in your local area and will last 15-25 minutes - which leaves plenty of time to have your lunch.
Staff and students who want to get more active can participate in Jogscotland Groups around the University.
Jogscotland groups meet on a regular basis and work through a programme of activity.
The groups consist of people of different fitness levels with the common aim of becoming more active in a fun and supportive environment.
The University is launching several initiatives to improve opportunities for walking and cycling to, from and between University sites. We are working in partnership with sustainable transport charity Sustrans, Paths to Health and Cycling Scotland.
Our team in the internationally renowned Fitness Assessment and Sports Injuries Centre (FASIC), located in the Pleasance Sports Centre, has a proven record of excellence in sports injury care and prevention.
FASIC works with all levels of sport, from recreational to Olympic-standard.
The clinic provides physiotherapy, podiatry, medical consultancy and preventative sports medicine services.
This article was published on Dec 17, 2008