About workplace wellness
Wellness is more than just our physical health—it’s about our overall state of wellbeing that enables us to live and function at our best.
A lack of wellness affects many Queenslanders.
In 2010, more than 24,000 Queenslanders died from a chronic disease—that’s 91% of all deaths in the state. These diseases include:
- heart disease
- mental disorders.
By adopting healthy behaviours, you can decrease the risk of developing many of these diseases.
In a supportive environment, with the right tools and resources, people are more likely to make healthier choices.
A healthy workplace can support employees to:
- increase physical activity
- maintain a healthy weight
- improve social and emotional wellbeing
- eat healthier
- quit smoking
- reduce harmful alcohol consumption.