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How To Make Your Business Britains Healthiest Company

06.10.2014

Britain’s Healthiest Company is the first initiative of its kind in the UK that aim is to understand how healthy the nation’s workers really are.

Every year, absenteeism costs the UK economy £15billion, so it is vital that we understand the health risks posed to workers and improve or eradicate these in order to reduce absence rates, increase employee productivity, and as a result, improve your business’ bottom line.

 

Below are the findings they discovered when undertaking the 2013 initiative to find Britain’s healthiest company.

 

2013 Findings

  1. 86% of respondent have a Vitality age greater than their actual age, averaging a difference of 4.1 years.
  2. Income and region most significantly inform lifestyle behaviours and choices. Low-income earners had Vitality ages almost 2 years older than high-income earners.
  3. Poor physical activity and nutrition habits are the main lifestyle risk factors that affect employees the most.
  4. There is a strong association between lifestyle behaviours, with 60% of people having multiple risk factors e.g. people who smoked were found to be more likely to eat poorly and do less exercise too.
  5. People tend to have an over-optimistic view of their own state of health, which has a negative impact on their current lifestyle choices and behaviours.
  6. People with more lifestyle risk factors e.g. smoking, lack of physical activity and poor nutrition, experience an increase in the number of days taken as sick, as well as an increase in the duration of the absence.
  7. Those people who make healthier lifestyle choices tend to be more engaged with their work.
  8. The presence of wellness interventions demonstrates to employees that their company cares about them.

 

With the above findings in mind, it is clearly important that we move forward with the mind-set of facing these facts and figures in order to solve them.

And that is where we come in!

If you are part of a company and would like to find out more about our healthy eating services please call 0845 533 5302.

If you are an individual and are interested in our 12 week online healthy eating programme you can find out more - here. When you're ready you can login to My Healthy Eating Programme using the login button at the top and entering the code VIP10 into the register now box. The cost of the 12 week programme for an individual is £49.99 and we have corporate rates available upon request.



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