Last week I had the pleasure of being invited to take part in a Wellness event. A local business (Trimline Interiors) wanted to invest in their staff providing healthy taster session and information for them.
Having a healthy, happy workforce can mean having a more productive, proactive and efficient workforce. It also means less sick days so as an employee more money saved. The “Working for a Healthier Tomorrow” report found costs of sickness associated with working age ill-healthy to be over £100 billion a year. As most people spend up to 60% of waking hours at work it’s the ideal place to discuss health.
My role was to provide healthy eating advice. At the start of the day I was opened the event by giving a short talk to all the staff, my topic was “Healthy Snacking”. Personally I love visual aids so I had taken along a selection of snacks and weighed out the sugar content in them. The Mars bar and the Jelly Babies got the best reaction 😉
One of the rooms was turned into my consultation room and staff were able to book on for 15 minute consultations with me. These were a lot of fun. I asked people to come armed with a food diary showing what they had eaten the day before. Seeing as there had been a few who had been on a night out the previous evening I had some interesting alcohol and food intakes to discuss! I was able to give some hopefully really useful and helpful advice to the people who came along.
Every event like this need freebies and leaflets doesn’t it! So I had taken a range of leaflets and even some free healthy snacks, courtesy of the lovely people at Popchips. Who doesn’t like free food?
The company themselves had also provided a range of healthy snacks to be munched on throughout the day: carrots and hummous, fruit, rice cakes, breadsticks, sugar snap peas. It certainly went down a storm.
Other people were there doing massages, Nordic Walking and discussing giving up smoking. I didn’t get a free massage but it certainly caught my eye.
I think it is commendable to find a business so forward thinking and who really care about their staff. Thanks Trimline Interiors for having me.
If your business would like a similar event run please get in touch. Other services we could offer include health checks, Pilates tasters and weight loss support groups.