How fit is the UK?
Public Health England reported some stats recently.. Average life expectancy has reached 79.6 years for men and 83.2 for women. In 2017, there were 1.35 million people aged 85 and over in England – nearly three times more than in 1971. By 2031, it could exceed two million, yet the number of years that people live in poor health is also going up.. That means men face about 16 years of ill health – a fifth of their life – and women more than 19 years or nearly a quarter of their life in poor health. Age-related diseases, such as dementia, we know have been increasing. Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, is already the leading cause of death in women and it looks set to overtake heart disease to soon become the biggest killer of men too.
Recently, I have been working with clients that mental health, such as anxiety, stress and depression are becoming part of our work landscape. So many of these areas can be addressed with the right techniques and strategies for people to do their work more effectively. Let’s start supporting our teams to feel happier at work.