In Australia, there is an average of 4,000 hospitalisations due to influenza illness each year. Influenza (the flu) is an acute viral illness, costing Australian businesses millions of dollars every year in absenteeism and sick leave. Initially affecting around 20% of staff and due to its highly contagious nature it spreads rapidly creating extreme productivity losses in the workplace. At BizHealth we provide onsite workplace flu vaccinations across Australia and New Zealand to employees, that is right we come to you!
280 Australians develop diabetes every day, that's one person every 5 minutes. Type 2 diabetes accounts for 85% of all diabetes and is increasing. Heart attacks are up to four times more likely in people with diabetes. A simple 15 minute on-site employee heath check by our trained health professionals can help staff lead healthier and happier lives whilst reducing injury and unexpected absenteeism.
Skin cancer accounts for 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers in Australia. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer and is the third most common cancer in Australian women and fourth most common in men aged between 15 - 44 years. A quick on-site 10 minute confidential skin check by our team of physicians and general practitioners can help save a life.
A recent worldwide study has proven that lower back pain is the most commonly recorded of workplace injuries, ranking higher than any other condition including cardiac arrest and depression. Both costly and extremely painful, these injuries arise from a number of ergonomic exposures including heavy lifting, forceful movement, awkward positions and poor work-station set up. In Australia alone, back pain costs around $4.8 billion each year for health care, with 25% of the sufferers in the 18-55 age groups taking 10 or more days off per year. At BizHealth, we offer a 10-15 minute Australian standards & Ergonomic principle-based assessment to employees to help shape safer work-stations.
We understand that business leaders experience stress due to the nature of their high pressure jobs and work commitments by trying to do more in less time. A recent report cites that more than two-thirds of surveyed executives believe that their stress level is higher today than it was five years ago. Our Executive Health Appraisals provide busy executives with lifestyle reviews with professional specialists in assisting them with managing stress and staying in tip-top shape.
Recent numbers released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that Australian’s are stressing more than ever. In a recent study, 75% of Australian’s surveyed admitted that stressors in their lives adversely effected their physical health, while only 64% said it affected their mental health resulting in a loss of productivity and individual performance. Our Mental Wellbeing Sessions help individuals form a proactive approach in realising their potential and coping with normal stressors of life.
A healthy eating pattern is fundamental to the maintenance of good health and well-being. Healthy eating benefits almost every aspect of our health, throughout our lifetime. While many Australians enjoy a varied and healthy diet, there is still considerable room for improvement. Health problems that are linked to poor eating patterns include heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. We offer tailored nutrition and 10 week weight management sessions, along with cooking demonstrations that cater to busy employees and executives.
Computers are a vital tool in many different jobs and activities. However, long periods of using a computer can cause muscle and joint pain, overuse injuries of the shoulder, arm, wrist or hand. Our 10-15 minute on-site massage sessions may help solve the problem whilst enhancing function promoting relaxation and wellbeing.
Our Lifestyle Health Appraisals are designed to help support, promote and nurture general health and wellbeing of employees within the business. The Lifestyle Health Appraisal utilises an Exercise Physiologist and a General Practitioner for a 60 minute personalised consultation.
Vitamin D is essential for the body to absorb calcium effectively, which is important for bone health and muscle function. A severe Vitamin D deficiency can lead to brittle and fragile bones. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, around four million Australian adults were Vitamin D deficient in 2011–12 alone. At BizHealth, our experts provide you with the knowledge and skills to help you and your family build the strongest bones possible and keep them as healthy as possible for the rest of your lives.
Group health sessions are delivered on-site by qualified presenters, providing informative and interactive sessions across a wide variety of topics. Our group health sessions are designed to give your employees the information and inspiration to lead healthier, happier lives inside and outside the work-place.