WELLNESS / LIFE-STYLE PROGRAM
WHAT ARE WELLNESS PROGRAMS?

Wellness programs are helping employees to adopt and maintain healthy behaviours  therefor it is important to understand that wellness programs involve behavioural changes. Without behavioral changes the wellness program is doomed to fail. It is the healthy behaviors that will lower the health risks and decrease the chronicity of disease, which in effect will decrease the health care costs. More importantly, for the employer it will result in a healthy work-force with a decrease in absenteeism and skills-loss – enhancing productivity. Productivity is not only influenced by absenteeism, but also by presenteeism – when unhealthy workers are at work, but not working as they should.  A Comprehensive wellness program will have a significant impact on elevated health risks.  Researched proved, that in as little as 6 weeks, health risks could improve dramatically.   

 

Formative evaluations will assist the employer with the identification and classification of these health risks.  Risk severity and readings should be documented to ensure that outcome measurement can be done to evaluate the success of the wellness program.  

 

Behavioural change needs to be facilitated while simultaneously addressing psycho-social and life-style aspects which might influence the employee’s conation and motivation. The weakest link in wellness programs is to maintain a healthy body weight, especially people who are classified as obese. A contributing factor to weight loss is certain beliefs within some of our diverse cultures. Therefore, the wellness program should not make weight loss the sole focus, but rather successfully decreasing the health risks in combination with weight loss.   ​

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE
  • Project Management 

  • Policy & protocol development assistance

  • Cultural change pathways

  • Employee buy-in facilitation

  • Awareness campaigns

  • Risk & Formative Assessments

  • Training Workshops 

  • Facilitation of task group meetings

  • Lifestyle-weight management program

  • Physical activities

  • Healthy eating 

  • Groups Preventative care program

  • Support programs

  • Monitoring and evaluation program

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Lowered absenteeism amongst employees

Healthier employees are less prone to burnout**. Burnout = higher employee absenteeism. 

An employee who is able to deal with workplace stress is less likely to take stress related leave. 

Employees who partake in wellness programmes are more productive

Employee illness and generally unhealthy behaviour (both psycho-social and physical) lead to lowered productivity.

Lowering health
care cost

Healthy employees are less likely to visit a doctor or medical professional on a regular basis - lower healthcare cost. 

Employees work harder, and are more productive when they feel valued by their employer. 

Wellness/Lifestyle programmes make employees feel valued