This study explored whether moderate to vigorous physical activity may sustain the physical aspect of work ability, despite health problems such as musculoskeletal disorders and anxiety, which can lead to low productivity. It found that high cardiorespiratory fitness was associated with decreased all-cause sickness absence days and improved work ability.
Research on a group of healthcare professionals found those who undertook whole body stretching exercises targeting the entire body during a lunch break period 3 times a week for 6 weeks experienced a significantly greater decrease in pain intensity and physical exertion compared to an education program only.
Results from the NZ Annual Health Survey 2021-22 including levels of psychological distress, drinking, smoking, vaping and healthy eating.
Recent research from Deakin University assessed changes in mental health and wellbeing measures across a 50-day, 10,000-step daily, physical activity workplace program. Results showed good program engagement, and significant improvements in anxiety, wellbeing and sleep-related impairment.
This case study provides examples of Pernod Ricard Winemakers practical approach to improving early intervention and return to work outcomes for its workers.
The NSW Ambulance Family Support Network has the key objective of equipping family members of NSW Ambulance staff with the knowledge and resources to look after their own and their families wellbeing.
Initiated by staff and supported by management, Country Home services has developed a flexible and engaging Wellness program.
Lutheran Community Care is encouraging staff to pick up a bike helmet instead of car keys, offering company bicycles and cycle safety training.
This business enterprise centre supports other small sized, local workplaces to get healthy, so it makes sense to also model some healthy practices and activities of their own.
Healthy Body Healthy Mind is a program built around the needs of staff within Government Services Group, allowing employees to join in any number of health and wellbeing activities at one of their 22 worksites, including practical ’stress less’ workshops and pedometer challenges.