Work-life balance gets a boost: vielife
A series of online programmes have been set up by vielife, global provider of health solutions, which seek to encourage behavioural change in the UK.
The six-week Lifestyle Management Programmes will be accessed through a web portal and cover four key lifestyle areas: stress, sleep, nutrition and physical activity.
Mike Beason, managing director of vielife, said: "As the UK slowly emerges from recession, employers are becoming increasingly concerned by levels of sickness, absence and attending work while sick, and rightly so.
"Not only do these issues place a financial strain on business but they also have a negative impact on productivity and competitiveness."
According to vielife, the programmes will help combat the recent rises in sickness absence reported by the office for national statistics and assist government incentives to reduce public health pressures by keeping fit, healthy and productive workforces.
The group said its philosophy is to "encourage small lifestyle changes for big results."