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Sky Wellbeing - Positive Health Ideas

Welcome to Sky Wellbeing, where we aim to provide information on all things health. We offer a range of in house massage services. These are available throughout the week at the Osterley, Dunfermline and Livingston sites at a low rate.

For information on the massages in Scotland and to book an appointment, click on the Massage/Scot tab at the top.

For information on the massages in Osterley and to book an appointment, visit the Gym website 

Some food for thought....

Easter

Easter is a time for celebrations with family and friends and it's easy to get over Eggcited! Wine, red meat and Cadbury's creme eggs probably feature on your shopping list (and why not?) but it doesn't all have to be over indulgence, it's all about balance. You can still have your Easter cake and eat it. Click on the Food for Thought tab to find out some guidelines to help you stay on track with your health and nutrition over the Easter period .....................

Influenza

Click Here for information from Occupational Health on Flu and the Flu vaccination 

Join the Wellbeing Chatter Group

Bowel Cancer Awareness

 April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Click on the tab above to find out more information about signs and symptoms and how to reduce risks. You can also visit the wesbite at http://www.beatingbowelcancer.org

 

 

"If you can keep yourself physically fit and mentally alert, and have time to relax, then you will perform better than people who work every minute of the day and never manage to break away from work." - Sir Richard Branson 

 

The Facts - Healthy employees = a healthy business

  • People in "good" health are up to 20% more productive than those in "poor" health (1)
  • Health promotion programmes can have a positive impact on employee health producing a return of £6.19 for every £1 invested (2)
  • Workplace absence stands at 8 days per employee, costing the average employer £666 per employee per year (3)
  • The annual economic costs of sickness absence and worklessness are estimated to be over £100 billion
  • Individuals with five or more risk factors are twice as likely to be absent from work that individuals with two risk factors (4)

 

Sources:

  1. Boles M, Pelletier B, Lynch W. The relationship between health risks and work productivity. J Occup Environ Med 2004: vol 46(7); pages 737-745.
  2. Mills, P.R., Kessler, R.C., Cooper, J., & Sullivan, S. Impact of a health promotion program on employee health risks and work productivity. Am J of Health Promot 2007: vol 22 (1): pages 45-53.
  3. CIPD annual absence management survey 2008
  4. Musich S, Hook D, Baaner S, Edington DW. The association of two productivity measures with health risks and medical conditions in an Australian employee population. Am J Health Promot 2006: vol 20; pages 353-363