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October 29, 2009

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Nestlé workers reap benefits of wellness initiative

Over 1,800 of the firm’s employees took part in an annual ‘round the world’ walking challenge, which is organised by the Global Corporate Challenge. The competition lasted 125 days and Nestlé employees walked a total of 1,9 billion steps, which covered 1,249,349kms ¬– the equivalent of walking around the world 30 times. The company beat 1,000 other businesses to win the competition and claim the GCC trophy for the second consecutive year.Using a pedometer to measure their steps, Nestlé workers each walked an average of 8.2kms per day, and burned off approximately 514 calories every day. As a result over 60 percent of the participants reported that they had lost weight and increased their energy levels.Nestlé UK chief executive Paul Grimwood said: “There’s a clear link between an active workplace and a productive workforce. Donning our pedometers and taking part in the GCC has helped all of us become active, fitter and healthier as part of our organisation-wide health and well-being programme.”

What makes us susceptible to burnout?

In this episode  of the Safety & Health Podcast, ‘Burnout, stress and being human’, Heather Beach is joined by Stacy Thomson to discuss burnout, perfectionism and how to deal with burnout as an individual, as management and as an organisation.

We provide an insight on how to tackle burnout and why mental health is such a taboo subject, particularly in the workplace.


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