As an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and combined with his previous experience as a professional AFL footballer, Jeff has been able to utilise his knowledge and leadership skills to enhance people’s awareness of their health and wellbeing.
Jeff specialises in conducting Executive Health Appraisals, onsite Health Checks and the delivery of a variety of Health Seminars.
The BizHealth team is a collective group of experienced health specialists, consisting of Doctors, Nurses, Exercise Physiologists, Dietitians, Physiotherapists, Ergonomists, and other sports scientists.
Our enthusiastic and professional approach enables BizHealth to be a well respected and recognised provider of workplace health promotion programs.
BizHealth service a range of national/international located companies, including:
Bunnings, Chubb, Toll, Centro, Australian Government – DHS, Slater & Gordon, Paperlinx, AAPT, Schiavello, Simplot, PPB Advisory, Hudson Talent Management, SKM, iNova Pharmaceuticals, Sabre Pacific, Plaut IT, Komatsu, ABB, Mercedes Benz.
Return on Investment (ROI)
Significant research and data has been collected on the value and Return on Investment (ROI) for companies with respect to health and wellbeing programs.
Current Australian data suggests that the risk factors outlined in the following table, does have significant impact on absenteeism and productivity; hence there is little doubt that a health promotion program which helps employees manage these risk factors will produce positive benefits to the employer.
|Health Parameter||Outcome per Employee|
|Alcohol Consumption||4% Productivity loss1|
|Allergies & Hay Fever||7% Performance drop2|
|Inactivity||7% Productivity loss3|
|Smoking||10% Productivity loss4|
|Stress/Anxiety/Depression||13% Performance deficit5|
|Obesity||14% Work impairment6|
|Neck & Back Pain||20% Productivity loss7|
|Sleep Impairment||30% Performance drop8|
|Headaches/Migraine||41% Performance drop9|
1. National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction, 2006
2. Current Medical Research and Opinion ñ Vol. 22, No.6, 2006, pp1203-1210
3. Chenworth et al, Governors Council, Michigan Fitness Foundation, 2003
4. Burton et al, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol 41, p.863-877, 1999
5. Burton et al, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol 41, p.863-877, 1999
6. Burton et al, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol 41, p.863-877, 1999
7. Allen et al, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2005
8. Sarkis, K, Occupational Hazards, May 2000
9. Von Korff, M. et al, Neurology, 50: 1741-1745,1998
The following table shows the risk ‘accumulation’ when combining the various risk factors.
|Number Of Risks||Level of Impairment (%)|
Musich, S. et. al. AJHP,20 (5); 353-363,2006
One of the most important elements affecting the ROI figures is participation rate. Evidence suggests that the ‘least healthy’ employees are also the least likely to participate in programs; conversely, increased participation rates draws the ‘riskier’ people to the program and may provide the opportunity for greater ROI.
Benefits of a workplace health program for your organisation:
• Improved productivity
• Increased recruitment potential
• Reduced absenteeism from the workplace
• Reduced impact of presenteeism
• Reduced staff turnover
• Provision of a strong sense of camaraderie
• Provision of a set of future health indicators which can be compared over time
• Positive return on investment
Benefits of a workplace health program for your employees:
• Realisation of a balance between work and home
• Improved health awareness
• Reduced risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension
• Greater understanding of the role of psychological stress and its management
• Ability to manage priorities and time
• Behaviour and habit modification
• Improved strength, mobility, fitness and energy
• Enhanced self-esteem, motivation and long-term happiness