Workplace & Executive Wellness

A workplace wellness program is an organisation-wide policy designed to support healthy behaviour and improve health outcomes while at work and providing skills to assist in the management of stress and anxiety and an increase in productivity.

Balanced Healing is able to provide a program whereby health screening and individualised lifestyle management programs can be addressed and implemented within the organisation, at various levels of participation to obtain the benefit of a more health conscious and engaged workforce.

Confidential managed healthcare support programme for the busy executive within the office environment.

These programs may consist of activities such as health education, coaching, weight management programs, medical screenings, on-site fitness programs, and more.

A unique programme where busy executives, who seldom have the time to schedule a doctor’s appointment, let alone a preventative medical screening can be confidentially screened & consulted in the privacy of their own offices. We will provide a corrective lifestyle & wellness plan, possibly including a monthly follow up on the basic health parameters (BP, Cholesterol etc) & delivery of the required prescribed supplementation and any other services pertaining to stress management and possible infusion therapy. The program will be tailor made for your organisation.

The Wellness Program is Aimed at:

Increasing awareness about your own health state
Better resource management
Improved work performance
Heightened self-confidence
Personal development

Employee Wellbeing – an excellent way to meet social responsibility & environmental requirements for ultimate financial organisational wellbeing.

“An INCREASE in PRODUCTIVITY = ↑CREATIVITY/

↓SICK LEAVE DAYS/ ↓ ABSENTEEISM & RESIGNATIONS

= ROI”

Employees are the organisations best ASSETS.

Your health records are CONFIDENTIAL – ALL information is strictly confidential (client/practitioner code) and Bound by Ethics.

  • CollaborativeAll or Selected Staff (Organisation to select staff members)
  • Convenient Done at your premises in a designated area
  • ConsiderateMinimises Staff time away from tasks & duties
  • Cost EffectiveAble to screen, analyse & provide feedback effectively & efficiently.

Some Workplace statistics:

  • > 50% of Organisation or company costs are incurred by human resources; Thus executive & employee health & wellbeing is critical for optimal production & Business success.
  • 80% of the Health Challenges relate to behavioural lifestyle choices: mental – emotional brain patterns, beliefs, stress, eating patterns & exercise.
  • Chronic diseases of lifestyle (CDL’s) are 37% of SA’s mortality: (Cholesterol, Diabetes, Hypertension).
  • > 50% of deaths occur before age 65 due to heart & blood vessel related diseases & are due to increase to 41% before 2030 (*Heart & Stroke Foundation).
  • HIV is currently estimated to be affecting 10.2% of the population of which the workforce ages 15-49 account for 16.8%. (* Stats SA)

Impact on the economy is enormous

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SUN SMART

Now that the holiday season is almost upon us it is important to discuss your skin, the largest organ in the body and how to obtain optimal skin health & protection.

LAYERS OF THE SKIN

The skin has three layers:
·The EPIDERMIS, the outermost layer of skin, provides a waterproof barrier and creates our skin tone.
·The DERMIS, beneath the epidermis, contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands.
·The deeper subcutaneous tissue (HYPODERMIS) is made of fat and connective tissue.

THE PURPOSE OF SKIN

+It keeps the insides IN & the outside OUT – provides a BARRIER
+PROTECTS US – The skin functions as our first line of defence against toxins, radiation and harmful pollutants. The skin contains cells that provide immune functions to protect against infections. Our skin has the ability to identify and destroy foreign substances that may potentially be harmful to the body.
+ABSORPTION – Thousands of pores on the surface of the skin can absorb vitamins, acids, water and oxygen in order to provide moisture and nourishment to our skin.
+EXCRETION – The skin is the body’s largest waste removal system. Toxins are released through the sweat glands and pores.
+SECRETION – The skin secretes sebum, a mixture of oils that keeps the skin soft and supple. The layer of sebum on the outermost layer of the skin is known as the acid mantle. When intact the acid mantle has a PH that ranges from 4.5-5.5. The acid mantle is acidic in nature to protect the skin from outside invasion.
+REGULATION – The skin regulates the body’s temperature by sweating; when water from sweat on the skin evaporates it gives off heat and cools the body. The body’s temperature increases or by shivering or getting goosebumps when the body is cold. The contraction of muscles releases energy that warms the body.
+SENSATION – The skin contains millions of nerve endings that transport stimuli. These nerve endings allow humans to detect sensation such as heat, cold, pain and pressure.

SKIN COLOUR

MELANIN: The pigment that gives human skin, hair, and eyes their colour. Dark-skinned people have more melanin in their skin than light-skinned people have. Melanin is produced by cells called melanocytes.

Everyone has about the same number of cells that make melanin, but not everybody makes the same amount of melanin. The more melanin your skin makes the darker your skin. How much melanin your body makes depends on your genes, which you get from your parents. Melanin is why you get a tan or burn.

Dark pigmented people living in high sunlight environments are at an advantage due to the high amounts of melanin produced in their skin. The dark pigmentation protects from DNA damage and absorbs the right amounts of UV radiation needed by the body, as well as protects against folate depletion.

SUNLIGHT & MELANIN

Sunlight modifies melanin
Have you ever wondered why your skin colour changes when exposed to sunlight? Well, it turns out that this important pigment reacts to the exposure of ultraviolet light, so when receiving solar radiation absorbs UV rays to minimize damage to the skin, which modifies its original colour and makes it much more intense and dark

The Process has a positive aspect in that it protects the skin and the body in general from suffering deep burns, although its prolonged exposure to the sun can cause an adverse reaction in the cells, turning them into carcinogens.

The lack of melanin and its consequences
When we have little melanin in the body the consequences are visible, a lack of extreme melanin occurs in the form of albinism, however, a considerable deficiency of it can also manifest as vitiligo, a condition that can reduce the existing pigment in certain areas of the body.

In addition, a lack of considerable melanin in the epidermis can cause the early appearance of grey hair, while its excess can trigger the appearance of age spots.

SUN EXPOSURE
It feels good to lounge in the sunshine, but it can hurt your health in the long run. Over the years, too much time outdoors can put you at risk for wrinkles, age spots, scaly patches called actinic keratosis, and skin cancer.

A tan may look nice, but that golden colour is due to an injury to the top layer of your skin.

When you soak up the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, it speeds up the ageing of your skin and raises your risk of skin cancer.

SUNBURN
Sunburn (First-Degree Burns) There’s no guesswork about whether you’ve got a sunburn. Your skin turns red, it feels hot to the touch, and you may have some mild pain. uIt’s called a first-degree burn when it affects only the outer layer of your skin. To get some relief from pain, try a cold compress, or apply some moisturizing cream or aloe.

Sunburn (Second Degree) A second-degree sunburn damages deep layers of your skin and nerve endings. It’s usually more painful and takes longer to heal. You may have redness and swelling. If blisters form, don’t break them. They might get infected.

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Stay tuned as next week we will discuss the ageing effects of sun exposure.
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MENTAL HEALTH & SUICIDE PREVENTION - #Movember
Globally, every minute, a man dies by suicide. In Australia, 75% of suicides are men.

WHAT CAN WE DO?

TALK, ASK, LISTEN, ENCOURAGE ACTION, CHECK-IN

Watch this powerful video that could save a Bro's life.

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