According to the Lancet, physical activity brings “a sense of purpose and value, a better quality of life, improved sleep, and reduced stress, as well as stronger relationships and social connectedness. Lack of physical activity is associated with increased risks of: Anxiety, stress, and depression Developing many preventable conditions, such as high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, colon
The practice of mindfulness and meditation has been around for thousands of years but has gained interest in the business world primarily because we now have the ability to see how these practices change the wiring and makeup of our brains. Mindfulness is the simple act of paying attention to the moment-by-moment experiences. It is about being here and present.
NCDs refer to physical or mental health condition that lasts for long period of time and causes functional restrictions or requires ongoing monitoring and treatment such as heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma, anemia, diabetes, arthritis, cancer and mood disorders, among many others What causes and contributes to NCDs? Lack of exercise – A minimum of 150 minutes of moderate
Companies institute wellness programs in the workplace based on their belief that such programs will improve employee health, reduce medical costs, increase productivity, and raise retention rates. But does your program design take into account employee attitudes regarding health and the workplace, the challenges they face in following healthy lifestyles, and the program options most likely to motivate positive change?
World Heart Day takes place on 29 September every year with a focus on creating heart healthy environments and encouraging us all to reduce our cardiovascular risk and promote heart-health at home, work and play. This is an excellent time to take a look at the effects of cardiovascular disease and what can be done to maintain healthy hearts. Specialists
Last week, I was one of the panelists on discussions around Emerging Smart Cities in East Africa and my contributions were in the context of “Smart Cities – Health = Sick Citizens”. UN projects that 70% of world’s population will be urban by 2050, with many cities having more than 10 million inhabitants. Surging growth in demand for resources will
With all the buzz around Smart Cities and Smart Buildings, isn’t it time we also start creating Smart Workplaces? So what exactly are Smart Workplaces and how do they relate to Workplace Wellness? A new report from CBRE Global Workforce identifies five demographic and social tends that are driving interest in Wellness in a Smart Workplace Trend 1: Employees are
As we celebrate Nane Nane, to honor farmers’ contributions to the economy, a question we need to ask is are our farmers healthy? The agriculture sector accounts for half of the national economy. According to the World Bank, employment is agriculture sector in Tanzania was 66.9% in 2014. However, this sector experiences that highest rates of deaths and injuries and
The Busy Syndrome – or is it the 21st Century syndrome? Our go-to response to the question of how are you doing – “ I am so busy” is sometimes seen as a badge of honor. If everyone in your company is constantly saying “I’m busy”, take a step back for a moment and ask “Are we focusing on what
According to a recent PEW Research Center analysis of labor statistics in 114 countries, women make up 40% of the workforce in more than 80 countries globally. Tanzania with 50.5% working women is amongst the top five countries with the highest female representation in the workforce. Why workplace wellness is vital to women According to a recent Mercer study titled