at [Workplace Name]
Get Healthy at Work Presentation
Health of Australian workers
In 2011-12: 60% of Australian adults were
classified as overweight or obese.
In 2010:
- Around 1/3 of working-age Australians were
reported to have at least one chronic disease1
- 96% had at least one chronic disease
risk factor2, while the majority (72%)
had multiple
Lifestyle-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes
can be prevented through healthy lifestyle choices
A chronic disease is an illness that is prolonged in duration, does not often resolve spontaneously,
and is rarely cured completely, e.g. cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes
2 Risk factors for chronic disease include smoking, being overweight or obese, drinking alcohol
at harmful levels and not undertaking adequate physical activity
Get Healthy at Work
Get Healthy at Work [Workplace Name]
Get Healthy at Work supports our efforts to improve
workplace health by focusing on:
Healthy weight
Physical activity
Healthy eating
Active travel
Get Healthy at Work
Program Cycle
Get the ball rolling
Work out your needs and develop a plan
Implement your program
Monitor and review your program
Get Healthy at Work services provides
Workplace Health Program
All the tools, templates and resources we need to:
Prioritise a single health issue
Develop a workplace health action plan
Implement, monitor and review our program
Continuously address health issues, one-by-one, over time
Brief Health Check:
A free and confidential service provided to our workers online or by trained health professionals
at our workplace
Provides immediate feedback on an individual’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart
disease, and how to make changes for better health
With referrals to lifestyle coaching programs and other health services
Unhealthy workers compared to health workers
Unhealthy workers
Healthy workers
Self-rated performance 7 / 10
Self-rated performance 8.5 / 10
High fat diet
Healthy diet
Low energy levels and poor concentration
Fit, energetic and alert
Obese or overweight
Normal body weight
Irregular sleep patterns
More attentive at work and better sleep patterns
What to expect
Within a few months
Employee engagement
Team cohesiveness
Within 1-2 years
Health knowledge
Job satisfaction
Corporate image
Example of healthy eating in the workplace
Healthy people
Support a workplace culture where workers stop for meal breaks and leave their work area to
eat lunch
Hold a healthy eating challenge (encouraging both managers and workers to join in)
Healthy places
Display healthy eating messages in areas where decisions are made about food
Provide access to drinking water
Encourage workers to use refillable water bottles at their worksite
Provide kitchen facilities to encourage food storage and preparation
Healthy policy
Develop a healthy eating policy that includes vending machines and catering in
the workplace
Next steps
Formalise [Workplace Name’s] commitment to the
Involve our workers
Plan for coordinating our Brief Health Checks
Workplace health programs
make good sense.
Any questions?
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