Are You Carrying The Weight Of Your Employees?

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The Wellbeing Project today announces the launch of their new weight loss programme Slimline.

Corporate Weight Loss Programme

Slimline UK, the new corporate weight loss programme

A number of our clients expressed interest in a weight loss programme for their employees, which seemed like a natural extension of our current employee wellbeing offering.

Slimline is a totally unique 12 week weight loss programme designed for the workplace. Easy to administer and accessible to all employees, including remote workers, it combines positive mindset training with delicious healthy food and simple daily exercise to make sustainable weight loss easy and enjoyable.

Sam Fuller, the founder of The Wellbeing Project stated:

“A number of our clients expressed interest in a weight loss programme for their employees, which seemed like a natural extension of our current employee wellbeing offering. So much of our work involves supporting individuals to change behaviours, ditching habits that are ineffective and detrimental to their happiness, health and wellbeing in place of those that build confidence, resilience, performance and energy levels.”

The biggest impact on effective and sustainable weight loss is mindset. Everyone knows that if they eat less, make healthy choices and exercise they will lose weight. Diets can be wrapped up and marketed in all sorts of creative ways to appeal to the dieter and will possibly trigger some beneficial changes for the short term, but if individuals are not in the right mindset, then losing weight is extremely difficult, if not impossible. Slimline ensures that they achieve the ultimate weight loss mindset making losing weight easier than ever imagined possible.

Overweight employees should be a major concern for every employer. If employees are overweight they have a higher risk of developing long-term health problems such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and numerous other associated conditions. This is bad news for all businesses as companies are footing the bill for lost productivity whilst employees receive treatments, are off sick, feel lethargic and lack energy during their time at work.

In some instances being overweight can literally prevent a person from doing their job and whilst the legalities of this situation from the perspective of the employer are far from clear regarding making ‘reasonable adjustments’ it is paramount to have some form of support to provide employees in a bid to getting these costs down.

David Cameron delivered a speech in May 2011, which stated that obesity already costs the NHS a staggering £4 billion a year. But within four years, that figure’s expected to rise to £6.3 billion. Are you carrying the weight of your employees? How much does it cost your business?

The Wellbeing Project’s current client, National Grid has already agreed to run a Slimline pilot, with others following their lead. Results will be measured and validated by researchers at Kingston University.

As Sam says:

“We are extremely excited to be given such an early opportunity to prove the efficacy of our new weight loss programme. Having worked as a clinical nutritionist for 7 years and having worked on a highly successful local weight loss programme prior to launching The Wellbeing Project, I know what works and I am very confident that the results will speak for themselves.”

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