Did you know?
- 10% of Australian workers are sedentary;
- 40% do minimal exercise;
- 12% exercise less than one hour per week
- 46% have high-fat diets;
- 92% eat less than the recommended servings of 5-9 serves of fruit & vegetables
- 21% smoke daily
- 53% feel overwhelmed with pressure and stress “a significant amount of the time”
The cost of absenteeism in Australia is estimated at $7 billion each year, while the cost of presenteeism (not fully functioning at work because of medical conditions) is nearly four times more, estimated at almost $26 billion in 2005–067. Prevention activities are most effective when they are multi-dimensional; workplace wellness is but one component in combating the rise in chronic disease. Nevertheless, the workplace can affect the physical, mental, economic and social wellbeing of workers and therefore offers opportunities to improve employee health.
A healthier workplace can lead to improved productivity outcomes for employers.
By providing education to employees specifically on how to improve eating habits, reduce stress, and increase healthy lifestyle activities like exercise, your organisation will experience the following benefits:
- Decreased healthcare costs.
- Reduced absenteeism.
- Increased productivity.
- Increased employee satisfaction.
- Enhanced workplace community.
- Improved recruitment and retention of high-achieving employees.
Contact me today if maximising your employees and company’s true potential is something you want to explore.