Kia Kaha, Kia Ora | Be Active, Be Well

Beat the workday slump


Hectic schedules at work, at home and in your social life can make it seem impossible to fit physical activity and healthy habits for general wellbeing in to your lifestyle and still have time for yourself. To think this needs to all be done in 7 days, week in week out can seem daunting.

The Southern Cross Health Society reported from their Wellness in the Workplace Survey that stress across businesses was up by a net 22.9%, something typically known to reduce the overall wellbeing of individuals. We also know that this can cause illness in a variety of ways which would also explain why NZ lost 6.6 million working days and $1.51 billion dollars due to absence of employees. What’s even more worrying to think is that 46% of Kiwi workers still turn up to work despite being sick.

We can’t remove the stress aspect altogether from the workplace, but there are a range of other options to reduce that to ensure our workforce are as healthy as they can be. 

One way that Sport Hawke’s Bay is tackling some of these issues is the relaunch of its WorkFit programme with a whole new look, tailored to what Hawke’s Bay businesses are looking for.

With different options tailored to each business, WorkFit will provide three major categories that relate to the wellbeing of individuals; nutrition, movement and health.

Get in touch with us now to start your organisations pathwell to wellness.