Taster Webinar: Weight & Wellbeing in the Workplace

A recent study identified that there is now an obesity crisis affecting nearly two-thirds of adults across the UK with men at a higher risk (68%) than women (60%) [1]. All this can lead to life-limiting conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, certain cancers, and osteoarthritis.

The Institute of Employment Studies identified that obesity has implications for employee productivity and absenteeism [2]. More broadly, obesity has a serious impact on economic development. The overall cost of obesity to wider society is estimated at £27 billion [3]

In addition to this, 64% of the UK workforce rates their overall wellbeing as low [4] , but studies have shown that higher levels of wellbeing is linked to higher levels of labour productivity [5].

We at X-PERT Health, a UK based charity working with the NHS, have developed a series of evidence-based health programmes to help individuals and businesses. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation on how to support a healthier lifestyle [6,7]. X-PERT Health has developed a series of webinars to help tackle these issues. Sign up to take part in taster webinars, where Dr Trudi Deakin provides tips and information on how to manage weight and wellbeing in the workplace and provides an overview of the X-PERT Weight and Wellbeing Programme.

Why Choose X-PERT Health?

Achieve Real Results: Our programmes have garnered awards for delivering tangible outcomes.

Boost Productivity: Investing in employee wellbeing can result in a work environment that fosters creativity and innovation [8].

Trusted Partnerships: Join esteemed organisations like Yorkshire Water, Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, Stoke-On-Trent City Council, and numerous NHS organisations across the UK.

How We Support You:

Tailored Programmes: Addressing prediabetes, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, obesity, and weight management.

Flexible Options: Our programmes align with diverse Employee Wellness needs, available face-to-face, online, or digitally.

Accessible Education: We promote inclusivity, offering varied delivery options to challenge healthcare inequalities.

Quality Education: Co-created with patients, our programmes guarantee a powerful, rewarding, and enjoyable learning experience.

Cost Savings: Demonstrated improvements in clinical indicators result in reduced diabetes complications, positively impacting employment productivity. [9,10,11,12]



1. www.digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2019/main-findings

2. Bajorek, Z., & Bevan, S. (2019). Obesity and Work: Challenging stigma and discrimination. Institute for Employment Issue, Year.

3. www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-matters-obesity-and-the-food-environment/health-matters-obesity-and-the-food-environment–2

4. www.workplaceinsight.net/employee-wellbeing-and-trust/

5. Isham A, Mair S and T Jackson 2020. Wellbeing and productivity: a review of the literature. CUSP Working Paper No 22. Guildford: University of Surrey. Online at: www.cusp.ac.uk/powering-productivity.

 6. Suarez-Lledo, V., & Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2021). Prevalence of health misinformation on social media: systematic review. Journal of medical Internet research, 23(1), e17187.

7. www.who.int/europe/news/item/01-09-2022-infodemics-and-misinformation-negatively-affect-people-s-health-behaviours–new-who-review-finds

8. https://www.hse-network.com/the-mental-health-roi-why-investing-in-employee-well-being-pays-off/

9. Deakin T, Cade J, Williams R, Greenwood D. Structured patient education: the Diabetes X-PERT Programme makes a difference. Diabetic Medicine. 2006;23:944 – 954.

10. Deakin T. The diabetes pandemic: is structured education the solution or an unnecessary expense? Practical Diabetes. 2011;28(8):358-361.

11. Wheatley SD, Arjomandkhah NC, Murdoch C, et al. Improved blood glucose control, cardiovascular health and empowerment in people attending X-PERT structured education. Practical Diabetes. 2021;38:31-35.

12. Jacobs-van der Bruggen MAM, van Baal PH, Hoogenveen RT, et al. Cost-Effectiveness of Lifestyle Modification in Diabetic Patients. Diabetes Care. 2009;32(8):1453-1458.



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