TelOne Wellness Fair starts
14 September 2017
INVESTING in a healthy workforce through workplace wellness programmes is important for any company, a TelOne executive has said.
In a speech read on her behalf at the TelOne Annual Wellness Fair yesterday, managing director Chipo Mutasa said a healthy workforce also translates to economic development for any country.
The two day event running under the theme ‘Always keep your health on track, step up to wellness’, is set to benefit 650 employees in the southern region.
“No institution or nation can prosper without a healthy workforce, wellness programmes are therefore critical for socio economic development and for the true human development of any nation,” said Mutasa.
“We have partnered with several experts from different organisations who are here present and I believe that these experts will bring important and interesting healthy perspectives that will broaden our knowledge for positive behaviour based health and take ownership or responsibility for our health.”
She added that there was need for a shift from negative behaviour to the positive.
“Remember we engage in unhealthy behaviours and negative healthy choices mostly unknowingly, hence today is our day to learn and make good choices for behaviour change.
“Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of your current existing health status and learning to make healthier lifestyle choices.
“Wellness means more than simply not being ill; it focuses on keeping your body in good condition so that it works more efficiently and you stay well longer,” said Mutasa.
She added that preventative healthcare focuses on preventing diseases through pharmaceuticals immunisation, exercising, eating healthy and living a healthy life style.
This is opposed to health care given for a medical condition and when a patient is treated only after they become ill, she said.