Workplace Health Seminars
Health Promotion in the workplace is fast becoming an essential part of managing and motivating staff. With increasing awareness of the importance of health and the rising costs associated with illness, it now makes more sense than ever to develop a positive health culture within the workplace. HealthReach has developed a range of services to improve employee health and wellbeing. One of these services is the Mini-Seminar Series specifically designed for the workplace. All Mini-Seminars are presented by qualified nutritionists and last for one hour which includes a period of about 20 minutes for questions and discussion. Participants also receive an information pack relevant to the topic. We are continuously developing new seminars, see below for some that have proved popular:
1. A Matter of Fat
Explanation of overweight and obese. Health risks. Causes of excess fat. How to measure body fat at home. How to reduce fat. Balanced diet and physical activity.
2. What is a Healthy Diet? – The Food Pyramid
Explanation of different food groups. Carbohydrates, Fruit & Vegetables, Dairy and Protein. Correct portion sizes using everyday examples. Keeping a food diary.
3. Nutrition for Stress Relief
Blood Sugar imbalances. Caffeine consumption. Dietary causes of fatigue and poor concentration. Stress effects of crash dieting, fast food, skipped and rushed meals.
4. Physical Activity
Explanation of National Guidelines on Physical Activity for Ireland. Overview of aerobic activity recommendations. Muscle strengthening exercises. Keeping an activity diary.
5. Diet & Your Immune System
Health benefits of anti-oxidants. Health benefits of probiotics. The important vitamins and minerals for good health.
6. Eating for a Healthy Heart
How diet can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The dangers of sugar and bad fats. Diet and blood pressure. The benefits of good fats. The benefits of fibre.
7. Eating Out & Take Away Foods
Healthy options when eating out or ordering take-away. Overview of high fat and low fat options. Low calorie starters, main courses and desserts.
8. Understanding Food Labels
Guideline Daily Amounts (GDA) for calories, sugar, fats and salt. Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). Easy to follow guide to understanding the nutritional values of food.
“I received very positive feedback from staff after the Health Reach workplace seminar on healthy eating. I would highly recommend Health Reach’s workplace seminars and would like to thank Elaine O’Mahony for providing such an interesting, informative and engaging presentation”
The Pensions Authority
Additionally, staff can avail of a HealthReach Starter Pack that includes a food diary, activity diary, health promotional information sheets, pedometer and a tape measure. These are the essential tools to kick start sustainable and positive lifestyle changes.
To find out more please call 01 8600 444