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10 Healthy Christmas Gift Ideas for your Staff.

Think of it as an investment in the health of your employees and the well-being of your business.

So it’s the silly season. It’s a time of socializing, enjoying and indulging. We seem to give ourselves permission to behave in a manner which is not contusive to inspired health. Eat foods high in sugar and calories. Drink larger quantities of alcohol. Relax and not worry about the exercise regime. It’s wind down time and I often hear a flippant “ohh it’s Christmas” comment to justify another slice of chocolate cake or the extra bottle of wine.

Sure it’s ok to enjoy but often we use Christmas as an excuse and before we know it we’ve fallen back into unhealthy habits. Then comes New Years and we say right I am going to get fit, lose weight, stop drinking etc…. Which statistically doesn’t last because we kind of go from one extreme to another and it’s all to hard so we fall off the wagon.

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What do your employees want when it comes to Health & Wellness Programs?

I had a really interesting meeting with the leadership team of an organization of 100 + employees just the other day. It got me thinking how often does this happen? How often are organizations not hitting the mark because they simply do not know what their employees want? They have not asked the question.

The purpose of the meeting was to ascertain the challenges faced by the organization and determine the most suitable Health & Wellness Plan to address their specific needs and achieve their desired outcomes.

As I sat there in the boardroom listening to the strategies and programs they had already rolled out. I witnessed pats on the back and compliments for a job well done. Yet it was soon discovered that there was a lack of employee engagement. The employees were simply not interested, participating or engaging in the facilitated programs.

Whilst it was impressive with the amount of time and energy the organization were investing into their employees around Health &...

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Expand Your Potential

We are all busy. We have daily tasks to get the job done. We go about our business with our heads down. Often we are hired for our technical skills. However, whatever career choice we make, we are required on a daily basis to be engaged, perform and be the best version of ourselves. Taking a proactive approach to your health and well-being is the best way to ensure your success at work and home.

Are you truly living to your true potential? The human body is in a constant state of regeneration and growth, from the cells in our muscles, neural pathways in our brain to the emotional intelligence we develop. Every single physical, mental and emotional choice we make will impact upon the person we will be in the future.

According to Corporate Health and Performance Coach Christine Boucher from Natural Health Balance expanding YOUR potential and living the best version of YOU comes down to four simple lifestyle considerations:
1. Physical Exercise
2. Mental Stimulation
3. Emotional...

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Chronic Disease at Work

How is Chronic Disease impacting our workforce?

The term chronic disease applies to a group of diseases that tend to be long-lasting and have persistent effects. Chronic diseases have a range of potential impacts on a person’s individual circumstances, including quality of life, social, professional and financial.

So what puts you at RISK and how is this impacting the workforce?
There are several RISK factors that contribute to chronic disease. Some are considered to be non-modifiable. We can’t change or do anything about them.

  • Age
  • Sex
  • Family History
  • Cultural background

Then there are the risk factors that are modifiable that we have control over and can change. These include:

  • Weight
  • Waist circumference
  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol levels
  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol

There are more RISK factors that we can modify and change than RISK factors we can’t!

If over half of the population is suffering from chronic disease then this will be effecting our...

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