Workplace Wellness Solutions
Employee health and wellness
We assist companies in recognizing the importance and effects of workplace wellness, especially aimed at the chronic diseases of lifestyle, by identifying their impact through measurable return on investment protocols on company wellness interventions.
We advocate the importance of employees learning and understanding that managing and preventing health challenges (diseases) will benefit both themselves and their employer (their livelihood).
There is a recognised need for a broader approach to employee health and wellness, as opposed to the previous focus on HIV/AIDS only. This 2 day seminar/conference encourages an integrated approach to finding sustainable solutions for the chronic diseases of lifestyle in South Africa.
Workplace wellness interventions/programs reach much further than the workplace, of course, extending into the family, the community, ultimately having an effect on the health and wellbeing of the whole country, thereby addressing skills development and social responsibility requirements.
The day will come when nations will be judged not by their military or economic strength, nor by the splendour of the capital cities and public buildings,
but by the wellbeing of their peoples; by their levels of health, nutrition and education
– UNICEF: Progress of Nations 1999
Prevention, education, wellness solutions: The chronic diseases of lifestyle demand more than treatment. Workplace wellness could be the way to finding lasting and sustainable health and wellness solutions to address the burden of disease in South Africa. Ultimately, however, success will be determined by our focus and intent: stuck on and in, the problem, or aimed at the solutions. Rather than concentrating on what we don’t want, i.e. disease & disability, focus on what we do want, i.e. health and wellbeing.
Examples of the chronic diseases of lifestyle (CDL’s) that contribute to the burden of disease in SA.
In wellness terminology CDL’s are preferably referred to as HEALTH CHALLENGES
- Heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack, stroke
- Diabetes mellitus
- HIV / Aids
- Lung diseases, e.g. asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, TB
Dr Arien offers multiple courses in the workplace developed according to company specific requirements to increase productivity and decrease absenteeism & sick leave.
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