Vas­sallo Group holds Healthy Life­styles Week

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Vas­sallo Group of Com­pa­nies held its first Healthy Life­styles Week through­out the past week for all its em­ploy­ees. The aim of this week, or­gan­ised in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Health Pro­mo­tion and Dis­ease Pre­ven­tion Direc­torate, was aimed at pro­mot­ing a healthier life­style for over 1500 em­ploy­ees em­ployed with sub­sidiary com­pa­nies Care­malta, Vas­sallo Builders and CaterEssence.

It is in­creas­ingly be­ing rec­og­nized that a healthy work­force is ben­e­fi­cial to em­ploy­ers too. A pos­i­tive, safe and healthy en­vi­ron­ment for em­ploy­ees, is di­rectly linked to in­creased morale, im­proved work-life bal­ance which, in turn, pos­i­tively im­pact the busi­ness.

Each day of the week was ded­i­cated to the dif­fer­ent top­ics cov­er­ing healthy eat­ing, pre­ven­tion of can­cer, phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity, ben­e­fits of a smoke free life, as well as So­cial and Emo­tional Well Be­ing. Ac­tiv­i­ties held dur­ing the week in­cluded talks by pro­fes­sion­als held at dif­fer­ent places of work, free check-ups, fit­ness and pi­lates ses­sions, healthy break­fast and lunch as well as a walk.

This ini­tia­tive had both short­term goals as well as long-term ones. As a fol­low up to this week the Group will be en­cour­ag­ing em­ploy­ees to en­roll in weight man­age­ment, and smok­ing ces­sa­tion pro­grammes, at­tend a Rich­mond Foun­da­tion pro­gramme in men­tal first and start ex­er­cis­ing on a reg­u­lar ba­sis. A group-wide em­ployee health sur­vey in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Health Pro­mo­tion and Dis­ease Pre­ven­tion Direc­torate will also be held dur­ing 2017.

A num­ber of pri­vate com­pa­nies and en­ti­ties col­lab­o­rated with Vas­sallo Group to of­fer its em­ploy­ees dis­counts on a num­ber of re­lated ser­vices such as screen­ing for sev­eral types of can­cer by Saint James Hos­pi­tal, gym sub­scrip­tions by 24/7 Fit­ness Cen­tre and Ni­umee. VJ Sala­m­one, the Rich­mond Foun­da­tion and Dr John Zam­mit Mon­te­bello also pro­vided their as­sis­tance.

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