The great content on our #10DaysOfWellnessResolutions campaign just keeps coming!
Next up is Bongi Ngwenya who is an Industrial Psychologist that has five years’ experience in the South African and Zambian private, public and non-profit sectors. When he is not helping organisations run more efficiently, he is following his passion of martial arts as a way of keeping fit and healthy.
He shares with us a model that he uses in his professional (both karate and corporate) and personal spaces to achieve his goals.
“I hope that you learn something and make use of this model as you tackle your goals for the year. Always believe in yourself. Despite life’s challenges, you’re capable. Always” ~Bongi
About this campaign
Developed by our partners from Decusatio who specialise in Access to Market strategies, this campaign focuses on interviewing healthcare influencers and those passionate about building the workforce of the future.
The past 2 years have been incredibly challenging for organisations who have focused on survival as the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the global economy. The end result is that a number of South Africans are tired, stressed and very often not living optimal lifestyles.
The purpose behind this campaign was to encourage individuals and businesses to take personal goal-setting seriously and to equip them with practical tools from those who are excelling in their respective fields. By being able to learn from – and be motivated by – people like Bongi, we will get the positivity flowing.
If you would like to learn more about this campaign, you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Workplace Wellness matters
According to the World Health Organisation, the average South African does not do a healthy level of exercise. This is putting them at risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and some cancers – and there has been no improvement over the past 15 years
Medical insurer Discovery echoes this, saying that 50% of South Africans are not doing enough exercise and this is more than double the global average of 23%.
This issue is also filtering down to the youth of South Africa who are struggling to find role models to encourage them to live healthy lifestyles. A Lancet study shows that South Africans teens are amongst the laziest in the world when measured by physical activity done.
If we cannot set an example for the youth of tomorrow, we will be creating a situation where we will amplify unhealthy lifestyles which will then translate into poor workplace performance.
How can we help?
A healthy workforce is an asset and by investing in the health and well-being of your staff, you can make your business more competitive.
Improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of your team and you’ll see an impact on your bottom line. Healthy, happy staff are more likely to be present during the working day and tackle tasks with a more positive mindset. This will translate into improved interactions with clients and other stakeholders and ensure that fresh ideas are being circulated around your organisation.
We offer a variety of Workplace Wellness solutions for your staff.
Whether you are looking for a team to execute an in-person Wellness Day with your staff, online sessions looking at healthy eating and exercise, a coaching voice to motivate your team to take on a healthy lifestyle, financial wellness offerings or more specific Ergonomics Assessments and “Return to Work” assessments – we have a team that are on hand to help you.
If you would like more information on our offering, you can reach out to us or our partners from Decusatio.
A healthy workforce is an investment in the future of your greatest business asset: Your Staff.