Staff not looking sharp and shiny-eyed? Office energy
and efficiency plummeting after 3pm? Team looking
more absent than present? You have come to the right place.
Niggling health concerns and poor eating habits may be preventing individuals from feeling their best
- and that is bad for business.
The big picture
In the UK, over 60% of adults and one third of 2 – 15 year olds are obese or overweight and over 1.5 million people suffering from malnutrition. The direct cost to the NHS is estimated at £5 billion a year, but the indirect costs to the wider economy are significant.
By 2015, the total cost of poor diet to UK society is estimated to reach £27 billion.
Transformational change is required, but how can it be realised, who should be leading it, and whose responsibility is it?
Simon Stevens, NHS England chief executive (Getty)
Employers are viewed as key to promoting better health in the population and Mr Stevens said that he wanted to see measures to encourage participation in Weight Watchers-type schemes.
Workplace wellness is a business strategy
The direct and indirect costs associated with unhealthy employees is so great that an effective employee wellness program is no longer a voluntary benefit or a “nice to have.” It’s a business strategy.
Nutrition nd lifestyle support is an an attractive, tangible and highly effective addition to a wellness strategy and is one way of attracting and retaining healthy employees.
Nutrition and lifestyle support is an an attractive, tangible and highly effective addition to a wellness strategy and is one way of attracting and retaining healthy employees.