The view that health is in our genes and there is nothing we can do about it is long outdated. Twin studies have shown that genes play only a 3-10% role in determining our health, and many other studies have shown that lifestyle changes can make a big difference in our health. There is a growing trend to focus on both personal responsibility and health-promoting workplace cultures. Women in business leadership positions have the power to create empathetic organizational cultures that support a healthy work-life balance.
1 Health as a corporate benefit or subjective right?
It is an indisputable fact that education for healthy living is in the interest of society as a whole. An organization that seeks to increase efficiency and maximize profits must make occupational health care and the related workplace health culture a strategic priority at the corporate level, with management commitment. It is no longer sufficient to consider these measures as HR gestures.