On average, an adult who works full-time spends between 50-60% of their week in the workplace and therefore well-being, both physical and psychological is so important. Work-based illnesses have risen gradually since the technological era (post 1945), and the costs to business, the economy and the health service can run into billions each year.
The workplace has a powerful effect on the health of employees. How healthy a person feels affects his or her productivity, and how satisfied they are with their job affects their own health, both physical and psychological. Providing a healthy workplace not only benefits the employees but also has benefits for the employers.
- In the UK 28 million working days a year are lost due to workplace health costing the UK economy £10 billion per year (HSE, 2005).
- Studies have shown that for every £1 invested in promoting health, safety and wellbeing in the workplace, an organisation can save at least £3.73 in reduced costs and improved productivity (Stephen, 2007).
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- Heart disease is common both in the population at large but also in the population of working age. It is estimated that heart disease, including stroke and high blood pressure, is responsible for more costs than any other disease or injury. By 2020 the UK population will include 19 million people over the age of 60 years, since many CVDs are more common in an aging population, it is likely that these demographic changes will have impact on all aspects of heart disease and work.
- Almost half of women (45%) and almost two fifths of men (37%) working in UK offices spend less than 30 minutes a day walking around at work.
- Sedentary behavior can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and dying prematurely from cardiovascular disease. It has also been associated with obesity and weight gain, a key risk factor for coronary heart disease. Yet statistics show the average person sits for almost nine hours a day and almost 70% of an office worker’s average sitting time is at work.
- Sickness absence costs UK businesses £14 billion a year, so a healthy workforce makes good business sense
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