Workplace Health: Healthy Employees = Healthy Business
Workplace Health through Mindful Movement: Breaking sedentary behaviour and improving wellbeing
Workplace Health matters to everyone. It's a fact that healthy employees are happier, more productive, more creative and more engaged to deliver results.
We're spending more time than ever at work and we're spending more time than ever in sedentary positions. With the fast pace of our modern lifestyles, our work and family commitments and our jam packed schedules, making time for health and wellbeing can be challenging.
The Australian Psychological Society's Stress and Wellbeing Survey 2013indicated that Australian workers had significantly lower levels of wellbeing and significantly higher levels of stress and distress, and depressive and anxiety symptoms than in previous years. More than seven in ten Australians reported that their stress impacts their physical health and working Australians reported significantly lower levels of job satisfaction and interest in their jobs.
Studies show that bringing health and wellbeing practices into the workplace gives employees a better sense of work/life balance, better equips them to handle stress and help them to better connect with their colleagues and clients.
When we're exposed to stress at work, the body whispers before it begins to yell. Typical symptoms of stress manifest as backaches, headaches, eye strain, insomnia, fatigue, dizziness, appetite disturbances and gastrointestinal distress. The bad news is, chronic stress can lead to heart attack, stoke, thyroid disease, ulcers, autoimmune disease, obesity, diabetes, depression and cancer, amongst others. In Japan they even have a name for death by overwork and chronic stress, they call itKarōshiand its believed to be responsible for as many, if not more deaths per year than traffic accidents.
Not only is stress impacting the employees in your business but it's impacting your bottom line through high attrition rates, increased recruitment costs and workplace accidents and injuries. Medibank Private reports that each employee is absent a total of 3.2 days per year as a result of workplace stress and unhealthy employees are estimated to take on average 9 days more sick leave compared to healthy employees.
Our Workplace Health and Mindful Movement programs and sessions:
improve attention and engagement reduce stress and anxiety increase productivity and creativity enhance physical, mental & emotional health
office/board room friendly - no mat work - no sweating - no gym gear