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Why should employers invest in healthy workplace programs?

Employers should create a healthy workplace:

  • To control the financial costs associated with an unhealthy workplace and to gain the benefits of a healthy workplace
  • To build the organization’s profile as a good and socially responsible employer
  • To demonstrate legal due diligence toward their employees
Why is work stress prevention important for employers?

According to the Canadian Community Health Survey, 30% of the working population in Hamilton say that work is quite a bit stressful or extremely stressful on most days.

The workplace can be a strong contributor to mental wellbeing, giving people the opportunity to feel productive and achieve their potential. It can also be a stressful environment that contributes to mental health problems and illnesses, such as depression and anxiety. With most adults spending more of their waking hours at work than anywhere else, addressing issues of stress at work is important.

How can I encourage healthy eating in my workplace?

You can encourage healthy eating in your workplace by:

  1. Creating a supportive environment
  2. Developing and implementing healthy eating policies
  3. Providing access to resources about healthy eating
How can I increase physical activity in my workplace?

You can increase physical activity in your workplace by:

  1. Creating a supportive environment
  2. Creating policies to support physical activity