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About the research:
*2,000 UK full-time employees were independently surveyed in October 2015 by OnePoll. Other notable findings were:
The top behaviours individuals are trying to change are:
1. Exercising more (65%)
2. Losing weight (61%)
3. Eating less sugar (4%)
4. Managing stress (36%)
5. Drinking less alcohol (36%)
The most frequent ways that respondents named to help change their lifestyle are:
1. Goal setting (34%)
2. Rewards (29%)
3. Self monitoring (24%)
4. Peer support (20%)
5. Competition (19%)
About Bupa UK’s new health assessments:
Health Assessments traditionally provide an overview of where an employee’s health is at. Bupa’s new health assessments have been designed to ensure employees start engaging with their health even before the day of the assessment, and have continued support to meet their goals after their assessment. Full details of the range of Bupa’s new health assessments can be found here.
Benefits to businesses
They demonstrate the value businesses place on their people’s health and wellbeing, and help to attract and retain talent.
They encourage a positive and proactive attitude towards healthier lifestyles, helping businesses to manage absenteeism.
They can offer a valuable insight into areas of potential health risk for employees, helping to inform wellbeing strategies and prevent more serious conditions developing.
Benefits to employees
The health assessments are designed to empower employees to take control of their health and address any concerns they may have.
They offer lifestyle coaching to support employees map out a clear route towards a healthier lifestyle and stay motivated to reach goals.
They offer greater convenience by removing the need for fasting beforehand, and ensuring employees get their blood results back on the day.
Employees also have access to Bupa Boost which health advisers can also help able to support in setting suitable goals and staying motivated.
Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.
With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.
We have 15.5 million health insurance customers, provide healthcare to around 14.5 million people in our clinics and hospitals, and look after over 23,300 aged care residents.
We employ over 78,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Chile, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the USA, Brazil, the Middle East and Ireland, and many more through our associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.
Health insurance is around 70% of our business. In a number of countries, we also run clinics, dental centres, hospitals and care homes and villages.
For more information, visit www.bupa.com
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