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For personnel managers

UiO has implemented a number of measures to stimulate physical exercise amongst employees. Your attitude and engagement as personnel manager with regard to these measures is vital in making UiO a healthy, safe and pleasant work place.

This is how you can contribute

  • Familiarize yourself with the measure for exercise during work hours and the green prescription.
  • Contribute to make your employees aware of the exercise courses offered by UiO. You could for example regularly initiate a discussion in your unit on how you can use physical exercise to create fellowship.
  • Urge the employees to put forward their own wishes and ideas about how to integrate physical exercise at the workplace.
  • Make simple agreements with those who wish to exercise.

Why facilitate physical activity?

  • Physical activity promotes health, provides excess energy and can contribute to increased well-being.
  • People who are physically active and in good physical shape are less sick than people who are not active.
  • Physical activity is well documented to prevent and treat over 30 different diagnosed health problems and conditions.


Section 3-4 of the Working Environment Act states that:

In connection with the systematic health, environmental and safety work, the employer must consider measures to promote physical activity among the employees.

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Published July 22, 2014 11:27 AM - Last modified July 7, 2020 3:43 PM