In conjunction with SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) and their ‘recovery month’, the third week of September is known worldwide, but particularly in the USA, as ‘national wellness week’. The focus on wellness for that week of the year has migrated to the UK and many businesses, organisations and individuals have begun to prioritise and promote wellness for this period of time. The week was launched to ‘inspire individuals and communities to incorporate the Eight Dimensions of Wellness into their lives’. These Eight dimensions include;
Wellness has quite rightly become a priority for businesses and even governments, given that physical illness such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease are still on the rise, whilst mental health issues also contributing to early death and even suicide. SAMHSA state “Wellness is especially important for people with behavioural health conditions because it directly relates to their quality of life and longevity” – the sad truth is people will mental health issues are more likely to suffer from physical diseases such as obesity and their life expectancy is thus reduced. If businesses and individuals – even for one week aware make wellness and wellbeing a priority then the awareness of wellbeing and its importance grows, and general health is able to be in the spotlight.
Ensuring that employees are happy and supported in the workplace is crucial to creating a positive working environment. Furthermore, facilitating healthy choices by providing healthier food options at work can lead to improvement in at least five of the eight dimensions SAMHSA states contribute to wellness. At Healthy Nibbles, we will be offering a range of support for businesses throughout wellness week. We will be DISCOUNTING Office Boxes to provide businesses the opportunity to support their staff nutritionally during the week, as well as offering dietary support and professional feedback and advice to existing and new clients. Wellness week is a fantastic way to promote the importance of mental and physical health in all aspects of our lives – but particularly at work – at Healthy Nibbles this is something we focus on 52 weeks a year, and proud to do so. For more information about our offerings, check out our website.
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