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 of our waking hours in the workplace, it is the ideal environment to establish and reinforce healthy habits and behaviours. The camaraderie and accountability of the workplace can make healthy habits much easier to establish and maintain.
Individual self-discipline and desire to be healthier is unlikely to prevail in an environment that does not actively support healthy behaviour. By identifying and breaking through the barriers to wellness in your workplace, we can help you create a happier, 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 simply altering our perception of stress and reinforcing this with quick and simple daily habits.
Nutrition: Convenience is a key determinant of our eating habits at work. By engineering your work environment to make healthier food choices more convenient and effortless, we can help you and your team establish greater consistency in healthy eating, with less effort and self-discipline. We will also demystify the confusion and noise around what to eat and when to eat, for better mood, appearance, concentration, and energy.
Sleep: If Nutrition, Exercise, Stress resilience, and Mindset are the pillars of health, Sleep is the ground they are built on! 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, the effects of sleep loss include reduced focus, attention, vigilance and increases in errors and vulnerability to stress. We will provide you and your team with effective sleep hacks that can instantly improve the quality and duration of your sleep, as well as the quality of your life.
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 mood, concentration, productivity and overall sense of well-being. As part of your businesses individual programme, we will identify opportunities to build movement snacks into your work environment to help you clock up your steps/activity levels and all the feel good benefits of moving more often.
Mindset: 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. To make good habits stick, we need a big enough ‘Why’. Before we start the programme we will drill down to the most compelling reasons why good health is important to you. We will then help you anchor your reasons down to provide the motivation, accountability and inspiration needed to make your new habits as normal as brushing your teeth.
Your Health Transformation Programme will be tailored to the needs of you and your team. It will be delivered via online and/or live workshops, multimedia resources, smart apps, and an online community group. You will also have ongoing access and communication with your Health Coach, who will be your greatest fan as long as you’re taking action!
If you value the health and vitality of yourself, your team and your business, get in touch to book a FREE Health Transformation Presentation.