About corporate health
Our programme consists of modules specific to certain key health topics, and overall wellness. The completion of all these modules is how we help your staff develop happy bodies and minds in the workplace. So whether cancer, heart disease, diabetes or stress-induced depression are the prevalent conditions your workforce may be experiencing, the end result – a truly happy body – is best achieved if the programme is completed in its entirety.
Having said this, you may want to address specific wellness topics in a more generalised manner and to a larger audience, and for these occasions we can deliver a shorter health talk.
The Global Health Picture
Nine of the top 10 causes of death in 2020 were chronic diseases – a reflection of poor global heath. Unhealthy diets, smoking, excessive drinking, lack of exercise and stress all contribute to some serious health challenges, including high blood pressure, tobacco and alcohol addiction, high blood cholesterol, diabetes and obesity, to name a few. Chronic diseases of lifestyle are predominantly preventable if individuals are motivated to change. This is of major concern to employers, who are more informed about employee wellness than ever before. Employers know that helping to keep employees healthy is integral to the success of their organisation.
Effective employees need to be engaged in the workplace. Often, they need help from employers through structured wellness programmes to achieve this. How engaged individuals are tends to be directly related to how happy they are. An obvious key factor in their happiness is how they view themselves and their bodies. To create a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and emotionally up-beat employee, we need to help him/her develop a happy body and mind. In general, people spend an enormous amount of time in the workplace so let us help your employees put that time to better use and create an environment that allows them to practice what we preach. We have specific courses for the workplace that can be adapted to your organisation’s needs in the area of employee wellness. Give us a tinkle and we’ll put back the twinkle.
Why Choose Us
What we do
The Happy Body assists businesses in developing happy, healthy employees through diet, movement, mindset, and other lifestyle changes. Owner, Tanya Wyatt, started out as a professional ballet dancer then moved into fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle management. Over the past 28 years she has been involved in designing, writing and lecturing on educational material for service providers in the South African fitness industry and served on the SA fitness industry standards generating board. She has written regularly for national health magazines like Men’s Health, Marie-Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Shape (serving on the latter’s advisory board), as well as for local newspaper publications. In the 90s, she co-founded South Africa’s first licensing body for fitness practitioners.
In 2002 she wrote two books: Be Your Own Personal Trainer and Stretch Routines, published by New Holland Publishers. Tanya has worked extensively within the corporate arena (see testimonials). She has presented various wellness programmes and health talks with companies and institutions such as Volkswagen SA, the Nelson Mandela University Business School, Old Mutual, SAB, Johnson Controls, Investec, Liberty, Nestle, The Heart Foundation, CANSA, Riverstone UK, and others. She has also worked extensively with schools in the Nelson Mandela Bay area including the Elsen Academy, St George’s Preparatory School, Collegiate High School for Girls, Collegiate Junior School for Girls, Clarendon Primary School, Grey Junior School, St Dominic’s Priory and Willow Academy.