Health by Design programs improve behaviours which slow the trend of declining health across your ageing population.

Older workers are experienced workers and can represent a huge asset to your business. However, workers with declining health and physical capacities can also represent significant risk. Research consistently shows that as people’s health declines, so does their productivity. In addition, reduced physical capacities can also represent significant injury risks.

Helping your employees to better maintain their personal health helps you build a more experienced and sustainable workforce. As the population ages and the skills gap continues to increase, helping to maximise the performance of your team both now, and for the future, represents significant business value.

After age 30, people lose up to 8% of their muscle mass and 10% of their aerobic capacity per decade, resulting in decreased strength, power, and balance.
— NIH and Journal of Applied Physiology
 

Join the dots

Almost half of the physical declines associated with ageing can be reduced by living a healthy lifestyle.

International trends strongly associate ageing with the accumulation of health risks. That is, without intervention, most people across your work population will allow their health to decline as they get older. This decline is not inevitable, and researchers now widely believe that almost half of the common age-related declines in health and physical capacity are due to disuse and poor lifestyle. If people remain more active and choose to live healthier lifestyles, many of these physical declines can be slowed or prevented.

Quality sleep is essential in preventing fatigue and helping to maintain resilience. As people age, their quality of sleep declines. While some of this can be due to secondary factors, such as poorly managed chronic pain, or conditions such as sleep apnoea, lighter sleep and spending less time in the deeper phases of sleep is a part of ageing.

Empowering your employees to join the dots between their lifestyle, health, work, and quality of life will help maximise the body’s performance both at work, and during rest and recovery. 

 
 

How can Health by Design help?

We offer targeted, innovative, engaging solutions based on the needs and identified risk areas of your workforce. Our high engagement branding, content and innovative solutions allow us to target 80%+ engagement and 60%+ measured risk reduction across your total workforce. 

Platinum

Collaboratively developed in consultation with you, then 100% delivered by Health by Design practitioners at a contact frequency and intensity that achieves optimal population outcomes in terms of engagement and measured change.

Gold – maximise a limited budget

A 12 month program targeting identified risks. However, there is an intensive 4 month block focussed on risk identification and subsequent risk reduction. The remaining 8 months focus on sustainability of key messages and education.

Train the Trainer

Health by Design develop and deliver the first 4 months of the program. During this time, Health by Design concurrently train local site based ‘trainers’. 

  • The trainer is supported monthly, including reviews of engagement and recorded change. 
  • Monthly health promotion materials are provided to support individual action plans and group education.
  • Health by Design return annually to provide testing and specialist support where required.
 

Logistical challenges are not a problem. Contact us to discuss your options and we'll customise a program to suit your workforce.

 

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