It is time to start thinking about getting fit and healthy. As employers and employees we all have a duty of care to ourselves and our colleagues – but have we really thought about the impact that being overweight and unfit has on us as a workforce?
There is lots of research to show that being overweight and unfit could have a negative impact on our health and our performance.
As weight climbs it can be a trigger for health problems such as diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders, respiratory complaints, cancers, eyesight problems, cardiovascular disorders, sleep apnoea, strokes and infertility. There are also psychological risks such depression, low self-esteem, social exclusion and stigmatism.
Why Health Promotion in the Workplace?
Health promotion in the workplace is an investment in your most important asset, your employees. Studies have shown that employees are more likely to be on the job and performing well when they are in optimal physical and psychological health. Employees are also more likely to be attracted to, remain with, and value a company that values them. Wellness in the workplace improves company productivity
The cost implication for businesses that lose productivity as a result of related illnesses and absence can be high.
We here at BOAOH can support you and your workforce by offering assistance with Healthy Living Health Promotion sessions and various Medicals i.e. Executive Medicals, Mini Medicals (which can be tailored to the needs of your company).
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.