Getting fit for business ...

20 Apr 2016

Our employees are important to us and so is their wellbeing, so this week, coinciding with Business in the Community’s Responsible Business week, we held a Health Fair.

To encourage and enable #teamBIA to consider and look after their physical and mental health and wellbeing, we had numerous exhibitors offering guidance and advice. Over the next few days, we’ll tell you a little more about some of them.

The Health Fair was certainly a popular event, with a constant stream of employees getting health checks, blood pressure tests, hearing tests, advice on keeping fit and what to eat to keep healthy.

One stand which attracted a lot of interest was Mango Street, a community interest company, which supplies a juice range containing no additives, preservatives, nor added sugars, sweeteners or waters. While carrying out their business, Mango Street also helps homeless shelters, community gardens and allotments and saves bottles from landfill! Employees were able to sample products and get information on healthier food choices.

Andy Ward Health and Fitness, based in Armagh, and soon to be near the airport at Dunadry, outlined how employees could select a fitness plan to suit their own individual requirements. No health condition was considered an obstacle - it was all about adapting what you do to suit your own abilities and strengths.

Again, promoting healthy living, Action Cancer were on hand to show the benefits of stopping smoking and of how weight gain can affect us. It was certainly surprising to see a reproduction of the equivalent 5lb weight loss looked like - perhaps we need more of that fitness training after all!

The Medicare team was on hand to provide hearing and blood pressure tests and had a steady flow of willing participants enquiring about their services.

Tomorrow, we’ll bring you more of what was on offer ...




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