Improving health in the workplace
Employers in the UK pay over £9 billion in sick pay for employees who are not attending work due to illness (Black and Frost 2011). This is a significant cost, especially when many of the health complaints are chronic, recurring conditions that cause people to be off work time and time again. Absenteeism due to migraine headaches alone are estimated to be costing the UK economy £2.25 billion.
Other conditions that do not cause absenteeism, but can contribute to reduced productivity at work, include fatigue, gastrointestinal symptoms, recurrent infections, headaches, poor concentration, pre-menstrual syndrome and allergies to name but a few.
If your employees would benefit from education about good nutrition in order to improve their health, you can book a visit from a Registered Nutritional Therapist to your workplace which is tailored to the needs of your company. This may include a talk outlining the principles of good nutrition, or can include individual consultations for each of your staff which are designed to highlight areas of concern and provide recommendations on how to make simple dietary and lifestyle changes that may bring about significant improvements to their health.
If you would like to find out more about how to improve the health of your workforce, please use the contact form to give the details of your requirements.