Over one third of the global workforce regularly work excessively long hours, which is defined as more than 48 hours per week. With such time commitment to the workplace, the provision of effective wellbeing services for employees is becoming increasingly more important. In addition, CEO’s believe that health and wellness programmes are essential for attracting top talent. Research has identified a strong positive correlation between employee wellbeing, productivity and company performance.
Additional benefits include:
- Higher Employee Engagement
- Increased Employee Retention
- Reduced Healthcare Costs
- Stronger sense of community
- Fewer sick days
Because many of us spend most of our waking hours in our jobs, the workplace is fertile ground for cultivating a pro-active culture of wellbeing that influences, inspires and improves the health, happiness and performance of everyone within that environment.
Individual self-discipline and desire to be healthier is unlikely to win out in an environment that does not support healthy behaviour. By appraising the health challenges within the workplace, and then responding with targeted and flexible solutions, we can help you create a more cohesive, attractive and productive work environment.
The 5 Pillars of Wellness that we focus on are:
Stress resilience: Work-related stress and anxiety have accounted for 44% of ill health and 54% of working days lost days lost since 2018. High levels of perceived stress are also associated with heart disease, which is the leading cause of death worldwide, and also a strong risk factor for the ever increasing rates of type 2 diabetes and obesity. The latest science on stress reveals how we can improve our health, performance and resilience by altering our perception of stress and reinforcing this with our daily awareness and behaviours.
Nutrition: Convenience is a key determinant of our workplace eating habits. Underestimating the influence of our environment over our diet can have a devastating impact on the health of ourselves and our colleagues. By engineering our work space to make better food choices more convenient and effortless, we can begin to establish default habits that improve our health, vitality and productivity.
Sleep: If nutrition, exercise, happiness and stress resilience are pillars of health, sleep is the ground they are built upon! People sleeping on average less than 6 hours per night, have a 13% greater risk of death than those sleeping between 7-9 hrs. In addition, people sleeping less than 6 hours per night report higher losses of productivity than those sleeping 7-9 hrs per night.
Movement: The average person is now sitting for 12 hours per day. Our sedentary lifestyles often referred to as the ‘Sitting Disease’ is the 4th largest risk factor for global mortality. Interspersing our sitting with regular movement snacks can significantly improve our health and increase our productivity.
Happiness: Research conducted by Gallup suggests that majority of people in the workplace are either not engaged or actively disengaged in their day to day work. Company wellness programmes bring people together, build camaraderie and reduce depression. Employee Wellness programmes align employer and employee goals more closely, and increase employee engagement with the company’s mission and goals.
Your Workplace Wellness programme will be tailored to the needs of your team, and delivered via in-house presentations, online resources, smart apps, and a closed community forum, which will allow constant communication between the Health Coach and your team.
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