Everywhere I look, our governments (federal, provincial and local ) are recognizing the need to curb the direction of our health status in Canada. The news media is talking about how we're getting fatter, that mental illness is rampant and that our core protection organizations are seeing escalating disability claims (RCMP, Armed Forces, local police departments). This generalization can be used to discuss the whole of the Canadian population. The seriousness of this issue relates to not only our ability meet the health needs of those suffering from these chronic and debilitating illnesses but also with the realization that if these people - are in our workforce, and they are - how are we going to continue to be productive as a nation?!
News that "saturated fat isn't bad for you" is taken out of context by the media and people interviewed as a license to chow down on local pub food with a flourish!
News that Brazil has a new unambiguous message to fight fat in its population - makes headlines!
The simple message: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
Most of you reading this blog will be people who are interested in creating healthier workplaces, healthier children, healthier lifestyles - so what is that we need to say to the unconverted what are the steps to wellness in our communities and work-forces?
I believe that we need to work on communities and organizations with a comprehensive enterprise solution!
The connections between physical health and mental health are proven. We also know that behaviours are at the root of our chronic lifestyle illnesses: diabetes, cardiac disease, and many cancers. Let's connect the dots.
I'm looking for organizations / communities interested in creating measurable sustainable behaviour change! I know I'm not the only one, are you looking for someone to help you with your program development, someone to measure your success? Then I'm looking to speak with you. I look forward to hearing from you!
At Synergy we have the metrics. We have the behaviour management solutions that support individuals and organizations in creating a culture of wellness.