Latest research carried out by University of Bristol found 80% of adults failed to meet the government target of taking moderate exercise at least 12 times in a four-week period. At Healthy Performance, we aim to work with our clients’ employees to educate and motivate to lead a healthier lifestyle, which ultimately means a … Read moreMost UK adults don't do enough exercise!
It’s been evident for years that a healthy lifestyle leads to better quality of life, however research carried out last year highlights that living a sedentary lifestyle can be equally unhealthy as smoking, with a lack of exercise being responsible for about 5.3million deaths a year – around the same number as smoking. The World … Read moreBeing lazy is not good for your health!
Whether you currently run a health and wellbeing programme or if it is on your business agenda for the future – employee health screening should be your number one priority! Not only is health screening the most popular and well attended health and wellbeing initiative (uptake is typically around 40-75%) it provides a platform for … Read moreHealth Screening – The Healthy Performance Way
With most of the UK in the midst of a mini heat wave, we wanted to highlight the impact of hydration during this time of year to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Being dehydrated can have a negative effect on our alertness and concentration, the quality of our work, even our personal safety and that of others around us. … Read moreKeeping Cool!
With a growing number of health risks and plenty of health check options to choose from, it can be a confusing process to decide what is best for your organisation’s onsite health screening programme. From the spectrum of tests available, it’s essential to include two key areas – blood pressure and (if your budget permits) … Read moreWhat’s important to include for onsite health screening?
Recent research by Mercer Marsh Benefits has identified that the cost of providing health related benefits in EMEA companies rose by 3.6% in 2012. Now with budgets being reduced at every opportunity there is a clear need for addressing these increasing costs. Organisations need to consider methods for reducing these costs by implementing … Read moreIncrease in Workplace Health Costs
Exclusive research from Employee Benefits magazine has revealed that minor ailments, flu and colds have consistently been the most common cause of sickness absence for UK organisations over the last 12 months. Of over 375 HR and benefits professionals who were questioned, 85% cited these symptoms as the most common cause for absence. Musculoskeletal ailments … Read moreFlu and Colds are the most common cause of absence
There are a number of factors that can be attributed to the health problems of the UK organisations including poor diets, obesity, and workplace stress amongst others. Although the government must play their part in promoting and educating individuals to lead healthier lifestyles, employers and employees also have a role to play. For individuals … Read moreHealth screening as part of a wellbeing programme
We all have to have our car serviced and MOT’d but how often do we have our own health checked? And would we actually pass a ‘Health MOT’? Just as a car needs ongoing care and maintenance we also need to keep our bodies in check to make sure we continue to run smoothly and … Read moreWhy consider health screening at work?
Health and wellbeing programs are becoming increasingly popular in the workplace, as employers recognise the direct correlation between healthy employees and company performance. A healthy happy workforce will experience increased motivation, engagement and productivity and history shows us that organisations who take a proactive approach to their employee health often retain and recruit the best … Read moreUse onsite health screening to retain and recruit!
With wellbeing one of the top five boardroom issues, it’s now important to measure the effectiveness and impact of your wellbeing programme, not just implement initiatives…. Previously these initiatives have been regarded as ‘perks’ but the health and wellbeing of an organisation’s employees is of paramount importance for future success and growth. Employee health is … Read moreHow you can measure Wellbeing at Work
Collating health data to devise client’s wellbeing strategies Our approach has always been to collate health data to devise client’s wellbeing strategies allowing them to take a proactive approach to health and wellbeing. Recent research confirms only 9% of businesses measure their wellbeing programme which suggests many could be spending budgets ineffectively. We believe that … Read moreWhat you can measure, you CAN improve!