MORE THAN TWO-THIRDS OF MEN AND ALMOST SIX IN 10 WOMEN IN THE UK BEING OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE, ATTRIBUTING TO 18 MILLION SICK DAYS A YEAR
Science shows us that physical activity, a healthy diet, sleep and hydration to be are essential to our physical and mental health and well-being, even increasing productivity in the workplace. Benefits include: increases in positive mood, happiness and self-esteem; improved self-perception; and reductions in stress levels, depression and anxiety.
Keeping fit also reduces the chances of illness as physical activity has been proven to improve our immune systems therefore reducing the number of sick days.
Addressing poor diet in the workplace is key to improving employee happiness and performance. With so much conflicting information out there it is essential to understand what we are eating and that our diets contain the whole spectrum of nutrients our bodies require.
Our business has two major approaches to assisting our clients:
- Health and Wellbeing Assessment and Consulting - Here we look at the current health and wellbeing of your people assessing the 3 pillars:
- Your people
- Working environment, culture and leader behaviours
- Available supporting infrastructure
From this we ascertain the health of your organisation people and their needs, how those could be better supported by your business and what could be put in place to support this. We then cost the work, provide the investment case, build and conduct required workshops and put together and implement the program (inclusive of any required coaching support).
- Individual Change Program - The most effective way to stimulate real behavioural change is to support a person on a one to one basis. Our fitness coaches will work with the person to identify the client’s history and what physical movement means to them. We then reframe their attitudes designed to result in effective life-long change. Our coaches and experts will work with the client to assist them in working to remove any psychological blocks around the subject and will (if required) take them out to try different forms of physical activity. This work is in parallel with our nutritional experts who support and coach the employee and their families in buying and cooking better, healthier food. Additionally, if it is more a question of re-establishing an exercise routine then we have remote personal trainers.
Our business is different as it looks to support your business as a whole, creating the atmosphere where new ideas can take hold and then works with your people individually to implement these changes to create lasting, sustainable change.