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Health week 2020

Stagnation means decline: movement is the key for more healthy years. That's why the theme of this year's health week is 'Get Moving!' Join us on a bicycle trip through Groningen, learn how our brain perceives time (and how you can use this to your advantage!) or go litter-picking with the Green Office. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the programme sessions will be held online or in small groups. So, don’t forget to sign up!

Spotted a fun activity? Click to find out more and to sign up. Sign up fast, as full = full.

Monday 5 October

Tuesday 6 October

Wednesday 7 October

Thursday 8 October

Friday 9 October
Win action: Get Moving!' + Stoptober + Challenge ACLO&HANNN
Video: Your Walking Challenge: Stop Sitting Addiction!
Vitality Consultation

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. // Online

Webinar Quitting Smoking (ENG)

2 - 5 p.m. // City Centre

Cycling Tour: (Kr)acht van Groningen

noon - 1.30 // Online

Workshop: Time Awareness (ENG)

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. // Zernike

Webinar S toppen met roken (NL)

noon - 1 p.m. // Noorderplantsoen

Green Office: Litter-Picking Walk

1.30 - 5 p.m. // Norman Building

Workshop: Mental Resilience

3 - 4.30 p.m. // Online

Workshop: Tijdsbeleving (NL)

2 - 5 p.m. // City Centre

Cycling Tour: (Kr)acht van Groningen

4.30 - 6 p.m. // Pathé

HANNN: Lezing 'Met inwoners onderzoeken hoe gezonder te leven'

4.30 - 6. p.m. // Pathé

HANNN: Lezing 'The End of Sitting'

4.30 - 6 p.m. // Pathé

HANNN: Lezing 'Wat ons (niet) beweegt: Motivatie en gedragsverandering'

Actions during the week:

  • Join ACLO Student Sports and HANNN's challenge: walk at least 10,000 steps daily and win prizes!
Example picture contest Health Week 2020

Winning: Get Moving

Get moving and win! At Balans, we are curious about how you enjoy moving. Show us by taking a photo during your walk, cycle tour, run or other physical activity. Let us see your efforts too, by sharing a photo of your step counter or your route in Strava or another fitness app. Your submission should therefore consist of two parts (see the example on the right). We will give out three Hello Fresh meal boxes to the participants via a raffle.

Promotion image Stoptober

Winning: Stoptober

Are you joining Stoptober? The first 10 staff members that sign up on the Stoptober website will receive an Allen Carr 'Stoppen met roken' self-help book (in Dutch). Sign up on the Stoptober website, forward the confirmation email to: and you might just receive the book for free!

As part of Stoptober and the Health Week 2020, the UG offers additonal quitting smoking courses in October. You can sign up at

All year round

Would you like to enjoy activities, inspiration and information all year round? Sign up for the Balans newsletter! This way, you'll stay up to date with everything Balans has to offer for UG staff and, as a bonus, you'll receive nice tips on health and lifestyle.

Last modified:21 October 2020 2.14 p.m.
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