Sick leave costs UK employers £29 billion a year
— Source: PWC
In Western countries, the workforce is getting older. With life expectancy gradually going up and birth rates static, if not plummeting, pension ages are being pushed further towards the horizon.
In countries such as the UK, this poses a massive problem: as life expectancy is increasing, so are the years spent in bad health (according to the Office for National Statistics).
As a result, the way the world engages with health and wellness is changing rapidly, particularly at work.
Now, more than ever, building and sustaining a healthy lifestyle over time is key, not only for individuals but for organisations.