How healthy is your team & why does it matter?
Whether you run a small team or a large company, absenteeism is not ideal.
It’s becoming even more important to ensure the health and wellness of your team is treated as a priority – after all, your staff are your greatest asset.
What You Need To Know
Nearly sixty percent of Australian workers are overweight or obese, with those who are overweight or obese more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as some cancers, type 2 diabetes and heart disease and are more likely to be absent from work.(1)
Forty nine percent of the Australian working population has an inadequate intake of fruit and vegetables.(2)
Seventy one percent of the Australian working population is not getting enough physical activity. (3)
The direct cost to employers for Stress Related Absenteeism each year is $3.48b (4)
The increase in preventable disease and workplace injury resulting from unhealthy living is a major cause of workplace absence or disruption (5)
Obese workers are likely to have longer injury recovery time compared to those of normal weight. Excess weight may also add complications to injury
It has been estimated that the healthiest Australian employees are three times more productive at work than their colleagues (7)
What You Can Do To Help
There are many different avenues you can take to encourage a healthy workplace – both big and small. Implementing new things to encourage your employees to move more or eat healthier can do wonders to their health and in turn have a positive impact on your business.
By incorporating Health and Wellness plans into your business, you can help to reduce accidents and work related injuries in the workplace and can save on sick pay costs. You can also help to relieve your employees of added pressure when having to cover those who are absent leading to an increase in morale, job satisfaction, motivation and productivity.
How InBody Can Help
So you’ve taken the leap to promote a workplace health program, but how do you monitor whether it’s working?
Utilising InBody Body Composition Analysers is a great way to establish a baseline with each individual staff member. With a quick and easy 60 second body scan we can measure over 40 different parameters, including a person’s body fat, muscle mass and visceral fat (the potentially dangerous fat around the organs). The importance of ongoing monitoring is to track and measure change in their body composition. The scans are a simple, yet effective, way to encourage your staff to continue on their Health and Wellbeing journey.
To find out more about how InBody Body Composition Analysers can assist your Health and Wellness program, download our guide below:
(1) Australian Government Department of Health
(4) Medibank Private 2008 http://www.medibank.com.au/Client/Documents/Pdfs/The-Cost-of-Workplace-Stress.pdf
(5) Medibank Private (2005) The Health of Australia’s Workforce, www.medibank.com.au/pdfs/MEDI_Workplace_Web_Sp.pdf
(6) (Connecticut Hospital Association 2005).
(7) Medibank Private (2005) The Health of Australia’s Workforce, www.medibank.com.au/pdfs/MEDI_Workplace_Web_Sp.pdf