The global health picture
Seven of the top 10 causes of death in 2014 were chronic diseases – a reflection of poor global heath. Unhealthy diets, smoking, excessive drinking, lack of exercise and stress all contribute to some serious health challenges. (High blood pressure, tobacco and alcohol addiction, high blood cholesterol, diabetes and obesity are a few.) Up to 80% of these incidences are due to lifestyle and behavior factors. CDL is predominantly preventable if individuals are motivated to change. This is of major concern to employers, who are more informed about employee wellness than ever before. Employers know that helping to keep employees healthy is integral to the success of their organisation.
Effective employees need to be engaged in the workplace. Often, they need help from employers through structured employee wellness programmes to achieve this. How engaged individuals are tends to be directly related to how happy they are. An obvious key factor in their happiness is how they view themselves and their bodies. To create an employee who’s bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and emotionally up-beat, we need to help him/her develop a happy body. In general, people spend an enormous amount of time in the workplace. Let us help your employees put that time to even better use and create an environment that allows them to practice what we preach. We have specifically designed courses for the workplace that can be adapted to your organisation’s needs in the area of employee wellness. So give us a tinkle and we’ll put the twinkle back.
About The Happy Body
The Happy Body assists businesses in developing happy, healthy employees through diet and nutrition, fitness and exercise, and other lifestyle changes by implementing wellness programmes. Tanya Wyatt, the owner, started out as a professional ballet dancer. Swopping her pointe shoes for trainers, she decided being a hip hop dancer was way cooler, so chopped off her bun and joined a street dance company. For many years, she also taught dance and fitness classes in Cape Town. Then – while writing two health and fitness books – moved to London to study further in the field of holistic lifestyle coaching. She’s been in private practice for 26 years and is mom to an 11-year old ball of energy.
Tanya has worked extensively within the corporate arena (see testimonials). She has presented various wellness programmes and health talks with companies and institutions such as Volkswagen SA, the Nelson Mandela University Business School, Old Mutual, SAB, Johnson Controls, Investec, Liberty, Nestle, The Heart Foundation, CANSA and many others. She has also worked extensively with schools in the Nelson Mandela Bay area including the Elsen Academy, St George’s Preparatory School, Collegiate High School for Girls, Collegiate Junior School for Girls, Clarendon Primary School, Grey Junior School, St Dominic’s Priory and Willow Academy.