Topics to include:
- British Heart Foundation statistics and programmes they have running.
- General public health statistics.
- Sport England inactivity statistics.
- Business productivity/ performance statistics - article online.
The Real Statistics
Exercise not only helps us lose weight but it helps lower cholesterol, reduce blood pressure and improve mental health which can all lead to cardiovascular disease.
The British Heart Foundation state that 240,417 men and 254,892 women die from a cardiovascular related disease in England. While 19,675 more women than men will die from Dementia and Alzheimer's, it's time to face reality as a nation and improve our lifestyles.
Men & women death rate in England by all causes of cardiovascular disease
Men & women death rate in England of Dementia & Alzheimer's disease
“Mental health is now the biggest occupational health problem in the UK,
accounting for more working days lost than musculoskeletal problems.” - British Occupational Health Research Foundation
Mental health is the well being factor that encompasses everything from happiness to mood. Sport and mental health are closely related and being physically active can decrease stress, slow dementia and cognitive decline, improve mood, lift self esteem and lower the risk of depression and anxiety.
1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem each year
By 2030, it is estimated that two million more adults in the UK will have mental health problems
Some businesses have made wellness a priority consideration of their employees. Employers have integrated a programme into their objectives which included:
- A back care workshop for heavy labor duty jobs.
- Occupational health services and activities which included counselling and health screening.
- Absent management plans which included support and return to work interviews.
Research by the British Heart Foundation found that, as a result from company's prioritising wellness programmes into the workplace, employers have found significant benefits to their employees which have improved productivity and performance in the workplace.
Reduced sickness absence was evident in 82% of wellness programmes
Increased employee satisfaction was evident in 25% of wellness programmes
Reduced staff turnover was evident in 33% of wellness programmes
Increased productivity was reported in 15% of wellness programmes
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