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WORKPLACE WELLNESS INTERVENTIONS CAN LOWER THE BURDEN OF DISEASE IN SA

The cost to the SA economy of death and disability from heart disease and stroke alone, is in excess of R8 billion a year! This exerts a tremendous burden on the workplace: lost man hours, lost productivity because of presenteeism, sick leave and absenteeism. Therefore, it is in the workplace’s best interest to search for, and implement, solutions. Workplace wellness interventions have become a global tool to address the burden of disease.

It is time for a paradigm shift: for too long we’ve been focusing our attention on the problem (i.e. managing disease). Wellness interventions focus on the solution: health promotion, optimal health and wellness through awareness, education and new ways of thinking… Read more.

 

BE PREPARED THIS WINTER

Flu hits SA employers where it hurts: Some companies lose in excess of R2,7-billion per year due to lost production from sick leave and absenteeism from flu and related diseases.

Preparing for winter and considering natural remedies might provide you with effective workplace wellness solutions to curb costs this season… Read more.

Try this easy recipe for colds, post nasal drip, flu symptoms, body aches, headache and sinusitis.

Mix together a pinch of ginger, cinnamon, mustard, cayenne pepper (optional) and turmeric with a fresh clove of garlic (optional), a little lemon juice and honey in hot water – it makes for a delightful spicy drink. Add a pinch of sage and thyme if the mucous is yellow or green. Drink this regularly until you feel better.

From: ‘Health & Happiness‘ and ‘Geluk & Gesondheid‘ written by Dr Arien van der Merwe.

If symptoms persist for longer than a few days, or get worse, e.g. with neck stiffness, severe headache or uncontrollable fever, consult your doctor.

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