Thursday, July 4, 2013

Workplace Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

The burning question is, 'How can you change health-promoting behaviours at work?

I would have thought that stimulation of the hip pocket nerve would provide the best bang for the corporate health, fitness and wellbeing buck.

Education doesn't work. As Calvin Coolidge said, 'The world is full of educated derelicts.'

'Help reduce our workers compensation premiums and I'll give you a share of the savings.' The corollary is that 'If you're not willing to improve your health and fitness you can pay your own workers compensation premiums.'

I see organisations that pay $2,000 per employee for workers compensation insurance when it should be $400. It's unsustainable. These are people who sit in cages six foot square all day. How can you injure yourself sitting in a cage?

Free universal medical cover is also unsustainable in a society where people personally-generate a body full of dysfunctions and want the public health system to pay the medical bills. It's baloney.

Here's where I'm at:

In the meantime stay tuned, highly tuned and remember, it's a big ask expecting to stay healthy without keeping yourself fit.

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