Physical Wellbeing

Physical wellbeing is about being in good health so that you have enough energy to get the things you need and want to get done each day. People with high physical wellbeing have an absence of illness, or if they do have an illness, it is well managed. Physical wellbeing is improved by doing physical activity, getting enough sleep, eating well and looking after your body.

The Sleep Health Foundation report by Deloitte Access Economics says four in ten Australian adults don't get adequate sleep and half of those experience ongoing pathologically high levels of daytime sleepiness.

Four controllable factors increase poor sleep and risks:

  •  Lifestyle choices
  •  Shift work
  •  Excessive work hours
  •  Impact of lighting and technology

Refer to the BUPA – Getting a good night's sleep guideline and if you would like to find out more about UniSA's activities, please visit the Behaviour-Brain-Body Research Centre website and also its Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory pages.

Did you know? If you are feeling thirsty then you are probably already dehydrated… 

For more information, click on the Healthy Hydration Fact Sheet.

UniSA initiatives

  • Staff can salary sacrifice a 12-month up-front membership at UniSA fitness centres that are operated by UniSA Sport. Staff wishing to do this need to pay for the membership first and then attach the original tax invoice and proof of payment to the HRIS 044 Form and forward to Payroll Services to activate a salary sacrifice arrangement. If you have any questions, contact the Payroll Helpdesk on 8302 2911.

    Please note: Membership fees incurred at an externally operated gym will NOT be eligible for salary sacrificing

Health education and management




References and resources