How the Health MOT can give you a return on investment
More & more Companies are providing well person days or a health MOT as a benefit to their employees and whilst this is seen as a real staff benefit and helps make employees feel valued and an incentive to retain staff, it also ensures that you are working to reduce the incidence of employees having time off through ill health.
A confidential health review with optional tests which include hearing, lung function, BMI, blood pressure and a general life style check and risk scoring for things like cardio vascular disease can all have a positive impact on your bottom line as many employees are unaware of some of the silent health risks such as high blood pressure as often there are no symptoms until it is too late. Early interventions can prevent costly long term absence through ill health. Here are a few facts which put into perspective the benefits of a proactive approach to health.
*Breast cancer accounts for nearly 30 percent of all cancers
*Bowel cancer claims the lives of more than 16,000 people every year in the UK, but it can be cured if caught early enough
*The most common form of cancer in men under 35 is testicular cancer, with cases increasing by 10 percent every five years
*One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives
*80 percent of cancers could be avoided through changes in lifestyle and environment
*Diabetes is estimated to affect one million people in the UK without their knowing
*Heart disease causes 40 percent of deaths in the UK – the risks can be greatly reduced by lifestyle changes and early discovery
*If unchecked, high blood pressure can cause severe strain on you heart and other organs and may lead to heart disease
*Every three minutes in the UK, more than one British adult dies from cardiovascular disease
Sources: Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation, NHS Direct and Diabetes UK
Get Pro-Active, book ABC to conduct your well person clinics and promotional events and start to look after your most expensive and most valuable asset in the work place.