Wellness Seminars

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Getting the Most out of your Wellness Seminars (The Guardian : 24/01/2018)

Corporate Wellness Seminars are a means to share health information with the employees and are becoming more and more common as employers recognize the long-term benefits they provide to both employees and employers. The benefit to Employers: Promotes positive image for looking after employees’ health and wellbeing A healthier and more active workplace Reduced employee absence levels, therefore, reduced sick leave

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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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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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Employee Assistance Program (The Guardian : 17/10/2017)

An employer-sponsored Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a work-based intervention program designed to identify and assist employees in resolving personal problems that may be affecting their performance at work.   EAPs provide needs assessment, help, counseling, and referrals for employees and their family members when faced with mental health or emotional issues. EAPs are available to assist the employee when he

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Mindfulness for Workplace Well-Being (The Guardian : 26/09/2017)

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.

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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 Company Suffering from “I’m Too Busy” Syndrome (The Guardian: 01/08/2017)

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

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