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Return on Investment for your Employee Health Screening (The Guardian : 16/01/2018)

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 75% of employers’ health care costs and productivity losses are related to employee lifestyle choices. While small improvements make wellness initiatives pay off, it can be challenging to implement and achieve. People with most severe problems may have little interest in lifestyle changes, and even those that do find it very

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Winning with Employee Wellness (The Guardian : 09/01/2018)

As we embark on 2018 with our goals and strategies for business success, let us not lose sight of the reality that employee health is a performance driver. A fundamental issue regarding business value of better health is that health impacts work and work impacts health. Because the majority of employees spend most of their time at work, employers are

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AIDS-Free Generation (The Guardian : 05/12/2017)

Tanzania joined the world in commemorating the World Aids Day on 1st December as a way to unite to fight against the HIV/AIDS stigma, commemorate those who have lost the battle with AIDS, and show support for those living with the disease. The World Aids Day 2017 theme: “MY HEALTH, MY RIGHT”, resonates with everyone, regardless of who they are

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What is a Culture of Wellness (The Guardian : 28/11/2017)

Last week, at the 7th Annual HR Summit 2017, organized by the IRIS Executive Development Center in Bagamoyo, I presented “Wellness and Business Sustainability” and participated in a panel discussion on “What is Culture’? There were some very interesting insights and almost 50% of the organizations present shared that they have wellness initiative/s in place at various levels. While it

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Movember and Men’s Health at Workplace (The Guardian : 14/11/2017)

Men are often known to be indifferent towards their health – many don’t talk, don’t take action and will only go the doctor when they are extremely sick – skipping preventive screenings. As a result, awareness of men’s health issues can lag significantly behind. That is where Movember – the mustache movement comes in. Movember is an annual event involving

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Diabetes and Work (The Guardian : 07/11/2017)

Diabetes is a silent disease in which many individuals become aware that they have diabetes only when they develop one or more of its life-threatening complications (Wee et al., 2002). Complications from Type 2 Diabetes include blindness, renal disease and amputation amongst others, Overweight, obesity, unhealthy diet, tobacco use, alcohol consumption, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and lack of

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Cancer At Work (The Guardian: 31/10/2017)

The Ocean Road Cancer Institute projects more than 44,000 new cases of cancer per year in Tanzania. Cancer is a public health concern that will increase in importance over the next decade as diagnosis and treatments become more successful and as the population ages. Concurrently, the employment status of cancer patients and survivors has an important implication for organizations and

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Is It Stress, Anxiety or Depression? (The Guardian 24/10/2017)

Although anxiety, depression and work-related stress can be connected, they are different things. It is important to recognize that anxiety and depression are clinical health conditions, while stress is not. The World Health Organization defines work-related stress as: “The reaction people may have when presented with work demands and pressures that are not matched to their knowledge and abilities and

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Is Your Workplace Fit? (The Guardian -12/09/2017)

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?

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Is Your Workplace Heart Healthy? (The Guardian : 05/09/2017)

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

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