how to live a healthy lifestyle
In the company where I work, the management encouraged all staff to have a balanced life – work & personal life needs to be healthy at all cost.
The staff is not encouraged to go back home too late. Why? If you go home too late, you don’t have time for your children and wife, you don’t have enough rest, no exercise, higher risk of getting all the modern-lifestyle-related diseases (high-blood pressure, obesity, stroke and the likes…). Unbalanced work-life lifestyle will lead to less productivity for the business as a result of having too many unhealthy, grumpy, stressful and dull people.
The Healthy Lifestyle Program (HLP) was introduced and implemented about five years ago. This is how it’s done:
Each department must have one HLP Focal Point & committee. The Focal Point will need to arrange all the programs – exercise schedules, medical check-ups, dietary advices and progress reports on health monitoring for the staff.
Working overtime is not encouraged. The Staff is even sent to attend courses on Effective Time Management and Personal building (such as the “7 Habits of Effective People” & Team Leadings).
For the staff having obesity problem – the company even help you to be enrolled in the Weight Management Program (WMP). In this particular six months program, the company will allocate maximum USD$200 each person for the usage of gymnasiums.
In a way, this direction is good for the community as a whole. I’ve seen progress and have seen much leaner staff now, much happier, in fact.
And to fight obesity, I could say that the venus factor has helped many people to lose weight in a healthy way – through regular exercising and wiser diet intake. Someone I know has lost about 28kg in the 6-months program, the least is 5kg lost.
The people are the “Asset” for any company. Success does not come from latest-technology alone – any machine; any technology needs people to make them and to make them work.