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Category: Workplace Wellness
Let’s look at some of the most effective of workplace wellness topics.
Workplace wellness programs are getting more and more popular. Key Statistics from Global Wellness Institute indicate the growing popularity of Workplace wellness programs.
This was a market worth a $48 billion market in 2017, and is projected to grow to $66 billion in 2022.
The sector has been growing by 4.8 percent annually from 2015–2017.
GWI estimates that only 10 percent of the world’s workers have access to workplace wellness programs and services, mostly concentrated in North America and Europe.
A study by Wellsteps indicate that the average return on investment of workplace wellness programs is 3.27. This means that for every dollar that was spent on the program the company saved $3.27 because of reduced healthcare costs.
A Study published by Virgin Healthmiles – Linking Employee Wellness, Morale And The Bottom-Line, indicated that found that an overwhelming 77% of employees think that employee wellness programs positively impact the company culture
GWI estimates that workforce unwellness (chronic disease, work-related injuries and illnesses, work-related stress, and employee disengagement) may cost the global economy 10–15 percent of economic output every year.
The Gut Microbiome movement has taken the health & wellness world by storm and has proponents swearing by it’s impact on human health.
Not one to be influenced by popular media, I decided to try out the recommendations myself and see if they were beneficial.
Here’s an account of my experience. But first a look at what the proponents say…
What is the Gut Biome and why do proponents consider it as fundamental to our good health.
Our gut microbiota contains tens of trillions of microorganisms. The distinctive compositions and specificity of the microbiota in one’s intestines makes it rather unique to each individual and is likened to your distinct identity card.
Come to think of it this way, everything that you eat – from the spicy kababs, to the lettuce in your salads is converted by your gut into – your cells, energy, the processes within your body. Proponents of Gut Microbiome vouch that the Microbes in your gut have a strong influence on the process and results and so are key to your health and well being.
Living a healthier lifestyle and fostering a symbiotic relationship with our good gut bacteria helps us modulate immunity, insulate us from toxins, better absorb foods, and fight disease.
Gut microbiota are even being studied for their potential effects on behavior and mental well being. Several studies have hinted at our behavior being affected by our microbes. For instance, a landmark study conducted by Bercik, et al. in 2011 performed a simple experiment, where they basically swapped the gut bacteria between breeds of mice with different characteristic behaviors. One breed which tended to be anxious and timid and the other which were more exploratory and less timid. The study found that the mice changed their behavior to be more like their donor breed. These are newer and exciting fields of study and the results are worth watching our for.