I have been working as a nutritionist and personal trainer in London for 7 years during which time I have worked closely with a wide variety of people within the corporate environment. The aim of both employers and employees has been to help improve their health and wellbeing, reduce stress and cut down on absenteeism.
The health of employees has vastly changed over the past 10 years with people working longer hours, feeling under more pressure and leading increasingly sedentary lives. An individual’s health can affect their work productivity, which in turn vastly affects their health. Finding a balance which allows people to enjoy life as well as excelling at work without feeling burnt out and exhausted is critical.
Why does this matter?
The health of your staff will impact the health of your business. The average annual cost of sickness per employee is £600 per year according to statistics from CIPD. A poor diet can reduce productivity by 66% and people with an unbalanced diet have been found to take 15% more time off than those who look after their health.
How can I help you show a commitment to the health of your most valuable asset?
Whether existing or new, health and wellness initiatives require solid scientific background and professional guidance. Both my Bachelor’s degree in nutrition and my Master’s degree in sports nutrition have provided me with the tools and the academic grounding to support teams with a variety of backgrounds and activity levels. My assistance can be companywide from working directly with the catering department on what they provide to making small adaptations to the office environment
By hosting seminars and Q and A sessions with employees, companies show a commitment to their teams and open up a forum for those who are keen to learn more and become educated on health, nutrition and even fitness. Furthermore, should fitness be an element you would like to tackle I can host group training sessions before, after or during the working day.
On a more personal level, distant nutrition coaching as well as face-to-face consultations has proven a valuable tool to many. With distance coaching I work 1-1 with individuals on their diet through phone calls and emails. This distant method allows for the program to fit into their already busy lives. For face-to-face consultations I set up on-site nutrition clinics internally and individuals can schedule an appointment with me that fits into their day. Consultation durations depend upon the individual and how much help they feel they need.
Every company is different and you know your employees best, I am always happy to create a bespoke service that matches the company ethos and culture.
It doesn’t take much to make employees feel valued. By simply offering to consider their nutrition and well-being employees feel less like a number on a balance sheet and more engaged in a team.