called to act now.
In a world that
seems to get faster and faster, employees rarely
find the time to give their health and well
being the focus it deserves. Unsupported, the
workforce can often struggle to maintain optimum
health as they juggle the commitments of modern
Predictably and without positive action, poor
health leads to a decline in the performance of
any organization at many levels.
In 2006, 175 million working days were lost
through sickness absence in the UK – 3.3% of
total working time – costing the economy
£13.4bn, or £537 per employee.
The case for promoting ‘Wellness
In The Workplace’ is a strong one as you
will see from the
reports attached to this site.
Several business benefits can also be achieved
that include improved productivity, reduced
sickness and absence rates, improved staff
engagement, workplace satisfaction, staff
retention, improved profitability and a positive
impact on brand.
We are now working with and attracting more
forward-thinking companies that appreciate the
substantial benefits of providing their staff
with regular access to advice and support in
creating a successful work life balance. The
government are also in the process of launching
significant incentives for people from all
disciplines to embrace this message.
What we can
offer the employer and their workforce.
management to establish one or more regular time
slots each week, where staff have an opportunity
to come together to ensure they are keeping
themselves at optimum health. By creating a fun,
informative and friendly atmosphere we help
employees to make positive choices to improve
their overall lifestyle.
Every attendee is offered a comprehensive
wellness questionnaire, professional body
composition analysis and advice on simple
changes they can make to improve their
Through consistent support, many of our members
make decisions that lead to significant health
Additionally many clubs go on to raise the
profile of their company or department in the
community by raising funds for local charities.
Our parent company Herbalife is now the official
Nutrition Sponsor of The London Triathlon. This
has resulted in hundreds of club members
choosing to challenge themselves and reach new
heights in their desire to become healthy.
"I am staggered
that whilst investing in employee health and
well-being makes clear business sense, so many
companies continue to overlook or underplay it."
Mike Bowden Company Secretary RWE N Power