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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Why Physical Activity (The Guardian: 03/10/2017)

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...

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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...

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Is Your Workplace Smart? (The Guardian: 15/08/2017)

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...

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Women at Work (The Guardian : 18/07/2017)

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...

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Financial Wellness at Workplace (The Guardian: 14/02/2017)

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 2016 Employee Financial Wellness Survey incorporating the views of 1.600 full-time employed adults in the U.S.: • 45% of employees identify financial matters as the most stressful issue they face; • 40% have difficulty meeting their household...

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Happiness at Work – Perks or Engagement?

The 5th World Happiness Report 2017 was recently released by the United Nations as an insight into pubic health and economic prosperity. Happiness is increasingly considered the proper measure of social progress and the goal of public policy. The report...

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Wellness ROI (As published in The Guardian of 5/7/2016)

Similar to any other business initiative, your Wellness Program should have a tangible, sustainable and an economic rationale to prove its impact on your bottom-line.   The big 5 economic costs related to employee health and wellness are: Medical Insurance Costs...

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Mindfulness – The Business Tool for 21st Century

Yoga is a 5,000 year old practice having its origin in India and aims to transform both body and mind.   In 2014, recognizing its importance in today’s world, the United Nations General Assembly declared 21st June as the International Day...

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Ramadan at Workplace (The Guardian 7/6/2016)

Majority of the 1.6 billion people, which is 23% of the world’s population will be observing 30 days of fasting and religious practices during the holy month of Ramadan. That is upto 17 hours of not eating or drinking every...

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Is Your Business Sustainable (The Guardian – 03/05/2016)

An excerpt from my presentation at the African Sustainable Business Summit at the Hyatt Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salaam on 14th & 15th April, 2016 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ We hear the word sustainability daily – the reason why sustainability is so important is...

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Transform your Workforce

Marathon running is becoming popular across the globe because preparing and running a marathon helps individuals not only become healthier and fit, but also develop critical life skills and business skills. ImpactAfya, a Corporate Wellness Service Provider in East Africa...

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The Power of Employee Well-Being

Employees are considered a company's greatest asset and their health issues can dramatically affect the workplace. Employees who are not healthy have lower levels of productivity and higher health costs. According to the Corporate Wellness Magazine, every $1 invested in...

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Top 10 Tips for your Wellness Program

Here are top 10 tips for designing and implementing an effective Employee Wellness Program: Deciding who your program is for For reasons of both cost and common sense, one of the first things to consider is exactly who, within your...

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Tips for A Healthy Holiday Season

The holidays are a time to enjoy with family and friends and a great opportunity to celebrate life, to be grateful and reflect on what is important . Here are a few tips to enjoy the festivities while choosing to...

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State of the Art Health Facility at Mapinga

ImpactAfya is project managing a State of the Art Health Facility at Mapinga Satellite City. A Center of Integrated Medicine offering primary & curative health care, Medical rehabilitation services with complementary medicine for holistic treatment is envisaged. Feasibility studies are...

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Employee Wellness Program at Commercial Bank of Africa

ImpactAfya launched the Wellness Program at Commercial Bank of Africa Tanzania with Employee Orientation Sessions on impact of lifestyles on workplace and how our Wellness Programs help. It started with a baseline assessment of Personal Well-Being Factor aggregating to Organization Well-Being...

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Wellness Seminar Series with Dr Tanya Pergola, PhD

ImpactAfya invited Dr Tanya Pergola, PhD in Sociology and Social Psychology and the author of “Time is Cows – Timeless Wisdom of the Maasai” to conduct a series of wellness workshops ranging from yoga and meditation, powerful communication and food...

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Burnout in Tanzanian Companies

Who wouldn't want less stress? Stress far too often stops people being effective and makes them feel "out of control". Even if you have not suffered you'll have seen its effects. It can seriously affect our health and our work....

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Is Better Health Really a Waste of Time?

We received an overwhelming response to our last newsletter, where we introduced Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) as a major threat to Tanzanian companies. The good news is that there are simple, cost-effective solutions available to prevent and control NCDs - starting...

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Workplace Wellness at Insignia

Ms Bhakti Shah gave a presentation on 'Wellbeing at Workplace' to the management team of 21 at Insignia Ltd. She discussed non-communicable diseases and their impact. Participant feedback rated the session as excellent. Stay tuned for our future editions with exciting...

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Managing your NCDs?

Last week I presented "Lifestyles and Impact on Workplace" to the management team at Insignia Ltd. I was humbled by the great feedback. Participants said the presentation helped them learn how to manage personal health, raising awareness of modifiable risk...

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Top 10 Tips for your Wellness Journey

We thank our readers for their comments - From Insignia - "Very interesting information" and from Noesis - "Workplace Wellness is a vital part of business success and better life". I continually hear from business leaders with the same expectations...

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Why IBM Creates a Culture of Health

We have received great feedback to our 1st Newsletter -To quote Advocate Jean Paul – “I want to thank you for such informative insight on a very common killer that is almost ignored day in day out in this society....

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Workplace Wellness Papers by WHO

Here are a few papers published on workplace wellness by the World Health Organisation: Five keys to healthy Workplaces – No Business Wealth without Workers Health - http://www.who.int/occupational_health/5keys_healthy_workplaces.pdf Five keys to healthy workplaces – a WHO Global Model for action...

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Power of Employee Wellbeing

ImpactAfya organized a Webinar on the 'Power of Employee Well-being' introducing practical strategies to build a healthy and productive workforce and organization.   The webinar brought together industry experts – Jean Baptiste Gruet, Senior Vice President, Global Business Solutions and Debbie...

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Workplace Wellness by World Economic Forum

Here are a few papers published on workplace wellness by the World Economic Forum: WEF in collaboration with FTI Consulting - The Workplace Wellness Alliance – Making the Right investment: Employee Health and the Power of Metrics http://www3.weforum.org/docs/wef_he_workplacewellnessalliance_report_2013.pdf WEF in partnership...

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ImpactAfya interviewed by Capital Television

Ms Bhakti Shah was interviewed for the Business Edition on Capital Television, where she discussed the current and future trends for Workplace Wellness in Tanzanian Corporates. Stay tuned for our future editions with exciting topics on impact of lifestyle on...

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Uongozi Wellness Retreat

  Ms Bhakti Shah gave a presentation on "Lifestyles and Impact on Workplace" and discussed intervention strategies for Workplace Wellness at a Retreat for Uongozi Institute – Institute of African leadership for sustainable development. A total of 16 participants including the...

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Mayo Certified Coach Training

A total of 25 health professionals from a cross section of specialties underwent Wellness Foundation Coaches Training conducted by our partners, Workplace Options. Out of these 25 participants, 20 are now Mayo Certified Wellness Coaches and are an integral part...

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