Workplace wellness and the potential of Personalised nutrition
Workplace wellness programs have been in place as an employee benefit for years. These programs encompass biometric screenings, health risk screenings, diet, and weight programs, stress management, and health and lifestyle training to optimize the health and wellbeing of their employees.
According to Harvard Business Review (HBR), more than 9 in 10 companies worldwide offer at least one wellness benefit. Another recent report found that 84% of big brands and 50% of smaller companies offer wellness programs to their employees.
As the average adult spends one-third of their life working, it is no surprise that lifestyle diseases such as obesity, heart diseases, stroke, and diabetes can significantly impact productivity and absenteeism in the workplace.
This data brief looks at how nutrition is delivered in workplace programs and why personalised nutrition should play a more prominent role, and covers the following:
- What is workplace wellness?
- What is the market size?
- What is the success rate of workplace wellness programs?
What have been the challenges?
What has been the shift in programs over the last decade?
- Where are companies spending their wellness?
- What does this mean for Personalized Nutrition?
- Some current market examples
- What should companies do next?
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