Why A Workplace Wellness Program
  • 96% of 'Best Practice' Australian organisations implemented health and wellbeing initiatives during the previous 12 months.
  • Organisations that don't promote health and wellness are four times more likely to lose talent in the next 12 months.
  • In organisations where workplace health is managed well, financial performance increased by more than 2.5 times.


Benefits for employees who participate in workplace wellbeing programs

  • Increased energy and vitality
  • Improved physical and mental wellbeing and resilience
  • Improved concentration and productivity
  • Improved team relationships
  • Increased work enjoyment and fulfillment

Benefits for employers who provide workplace wellness programs

  • Improved productivity
  • Increased creativity and innovation
  • Improved employee engagement
  • Improved staff morale
  • Reduced sickness-related absenteeism
  • Reduced presenteeism (health-related work impairment)
  • Increased attraction and retention of staff
  • Reduced workplace injury and workers compensation costs
  • Improved corporate image
  • Managing an ageing workforce
  • Positive return on investment


For a Workplace Wellness Program that suits your business, call Christine Barnes 0421 379615 for a free initial phone consultation to discuss your needs and goals.





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Naturopathy, Nutrition, Wellness, Yoga and Meditation

Noosa Heads, Qld, Australia

Ph: 0421 379615

Email: christine@thebodyguard.com.au



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