The Roots of Corporate Health & Wellness are the 5 primary indices that impact an employee’s and a company’s health and productivity. The Vendura Wellness roots are:
This root of corporate health includes your daily consumption habits of both food and beverages and is very closely linked to physical activity and its’ effect on obesity within the workplace. Nutrition behaviour needs to be examined, understood and valued from a lifestyle perspective, in order to ensure one consumes their daily dietary needs for all macronutrients (Carbohydrates, Fats and Proteins) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). The primary focus is not to lose weight and engage in fad or crash diets, but to maintain balanced nutritional habits to ensure optimal health and performance.
Employees with three or more lifestyle risk factors (obesity, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, smoking, alcohol consumption) are 50% more likely to be absent when compared to coworkers engaging in a healthy lifestyle (Martin, 2001). Furthermore, 25% of all Canadians have 3 or more of these risk factors. Finally, subjects with type 2 diabetes who received nutritional counselling from a Registered Dietitian reduced their risk of work days lost by 64% and their risk of disability days by 87% (Journal of American Medical Association).