Los Angeles, Ca. December, 2023—A longer-living population, the emergence of holistic health, a better understanding of how nutrition impacts workplace outcomes, and transformative artificial intelligence (AI). These are the key drivers that will revolutionize workplace well-being in 2024, according to experts at Lifesum, the leading global healthy eating app, used by organizations, including Google and Amazon to improve employee well-being,
AI promises to dramatically change the way we view employee health. And just as powerful will be the changes that are being made to shift the focus from reactive to preventive care in the hope of limiting an aging work population from becoming an overwhelming burden on healthcare systems.
With these factors in mind, Wesleigh Roeca, Lifesum’s director of workplace well-being, predicts the most prominent workplace well-being trends in 2024.
2024 will see a major strategic shift from reactive to proactive employee wellness approaches. Holistic health and preventative health will take greater priority as employers realize the benefit of a proactive ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellness, i.e., how an individual’s health is impacted by factors, including sleep, mental health and nutrition. Employers will follow suit with appropriate programs that view health as an investment for increased “healthspan” rather than health as an expense. This ‘prevention is better than cure’ adage covers many themes, including nutrition and fitness. Research has shown that it can create long-term benefits for employees, as well as reducing costs associated with treating preventable conditions. Advances in AI will play a major role, enabling employees to spot early warning signs and implement rapid response.
Longevity and functional health of employees will take greater precedence. In 2024, the rise of direct-to-consumer blood testing will help employers to understand the value of establishing baseline health status and tracking these over time. Employees will receive direct access to their full-spectrum lab results that provide deep insights into their hormonal levels and micro/macro-nutrients. This will empower employees to understand their personalized health journey, from a holistic perspective, and enable them to make better lifestyle choices for increased healthspan and improved workplace wellbeing outcomes.
In 2024, hormonal health will be recognised as an issue for all employees, not just women. Hormones regulate every process in the body, including stress, mental health and productivity. The rise of direct-to-consumer blood testing will provide employees with deep insights into their hormonal levels and micro/macro-nutrients. Practical workplace intervention, such as Lifesum’s Hormonal Health Meal Plan, will innovate the next phase of workplace hormonal health by offering all employees personalised health insights, guidance and support, and recipes and feedback on micro- and macro nutrients that naturally supports the body in balancing hormones that lead to a healthier, more productive workforce.
Mental health support will take greater priority among employers in 2024. Mental health awareness is continuing to be a key focus area for wellbeing programs and consistently rated as a top priority for Gen Z and millennials. There is also increasing recognition for how nutrition and gut health plays into mental health and resilience.
In 2024, employers are poised to attain a comprehensive understanding of how nutrition significantly influences workplace outcomes, including enhanced engagement, retention, productivity, performance, and profitability. The intricate interplay between dietary habits, encompassing factors such as sleep quality, hormonal health, and brain function, directly shapes our overall presence and effectiveness in the professional setting. And there’s a reason this matters so much. In our latest study, nearly half of Gen Z and millennials (48%) said that they would quit their job tomorrow for one that better supported their well-being.
Wesleigh Roeca, director of business development at Lifesum, is available for an interview.
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Lifesum is the leading global healthy eating platform that empowers people to make smarter food choices and build sustainable eating habits for life, whether you want to reach a healthy weight or improve your long-term health. With a holistic approach to wellness, Lifesum helps you to understand how nutrition impacts core pillars of health, including sleep, exercise and mental well-being. Lifesum features personalized nutrition insights and guidance, recipes, meal plans, diets, and food and exercise trackers. Learn more at Lifesum.com
About Lifesum for Work
Lifesum for Work is the leading corporate well-being service, trusted by the world’s leading organizations, including Amazon, Google, GE, and PayPal. Lifesum for Work delivers compelling wellness outcomes, including increased employee engagement, lower absenteeism and churn and higher productivity. It empowers employees to make smarter food choices with personalized recipes, diets and meal plans, food and exercise trackers, and motivation at every step of the way. Learn more at Lifesum.com/work