Your Business With James Caan 2017 - 262
Helping your staff stay healthy and fit
can increase productivity and happiness
oogle "workplace wellness UK"
and you'll find more than seven
million articles referring to
the positive effects of healthy, active
workforces on people and businesses.
Workplace wellbeing is a topic that's
gaining focus and momentum, and it's
up to all business owners to review
how "well" their workplace is if they're
to drive maximum productivity and
attract, develop and keep their most
talented and valuable team members.
H O M E W O R KO U T
As a business owner, your time is
precious. Have you considered a
home gym so you can be active at
any time you want, while still being
online to work if you need to, or
enjoy entertainments and games if
you want the time for relaxation?
Technogym's range of home
equipment includes cardio,
weights and functional machines
to give you an effective, full-body
workout in a very small space.
Train by yourself using our online
guides, with a personal trainer or
with your family, and let them
enjoy the benefits too.
Sources: 1. nice.org.uk; 2. "Start Active, Stay Active" report, Sport
England; 3. "Work, Health and Wellbeing" report, Department of
Work and Pensions
Workplace wellness programmes have
been proven to deliver success to businesses
who instigate them. The Department for Work
and Pensions published its "Work, Health and
Wellbeing" report in 2008, which stated that for
every £1 spent on wellness programmes, an
organisation recovered £4.17 in programme
benefits. By the time the report was revised in
2013, this had grown to £7.
Workplace wellness is not going away.
If anything, it will grow over the coming
generations, owing to the following six drivers,
as identified in a 2016 article in Health Club
Employees are living and working longer.
Rates of obesity and other inactivity-related,
non-communicable diseases mean we're not
necessarily healthy even though we live longer.
Wellness programmes are
key to attracting talented
and key employees.
As stress and mental
wellbeing gain more focus,
The estimated direct
employee wellness packages
cost of inactivity to
ideas to help your staff be more
will help reduce the impact both
the NHS each year¹
active, healthy and productive
to individuals and companies.
in your existing location:
Connected devices and the
Replace furniture with fitness
ability to work anywhere is increasing
equipment to help fight sedentary
pressure and the need for wellness to
lifestyles and communicate a strong and
manage the work/life balance.
active message to clients and suppliers.
More and more people use wearables and
Make sure your company's vending
tracking technology, putting growing focus
machines, kitchen, restaurant or cafeteria
on their personal wellbeing.
stock healthy options, including vegetarian,
reduced-sugar and organic alternatives.
Workplace wellbeing programmes can be low
Promote healthy living throughout the
cost and very modest indeed. Here are some
company by making use of educational