Healthy Tasmanian Workplaces, delivered by employee wellbeing experts – Ritualize, was launched in November 2017 in order to help Tasmanians workers turn their good intentions into sustainable healthy habits. Delivered in partnership with Worksafe Tasmania, the program takes a holistic approach to improving both physical and psychological lifestyle habits.
Since the program launched in November 2017, more than 5000 people across the state signed-up for the program, logging a total of more than 393,000 Rituals ( healthy habits ) so far. During this period, participants have taken part in two themed Quests. The first Quest (Ignition) was aimed at improving basic health literacy and taking a series of small, yet significant steps towards better health (e.g. increasing activity levels, eating better, drinking more water) while the second Quest – Think Better – targeted mindset and psychological wellbeing.
All participants begin the program by completing Ritualize’s proprietary and confidential BioAge health assessment. BioAge been used by more than 500,000 people around the world to get a scientific yet easy-to-understand measure of their overall health. Of those that opted to take their BioAge Assessment again at the end of the second Quest, 73% of participants had improved their BioAge score, reducing their BioAge by 3.3 years on average*.
Over the course of the four-week Think Better Quest, participants were encouraged to focus on mindset-related Rituals including logging gratitudes, practicing mental sculpting and spending more time in nature. Meanwhile they also continued with their chosen Rituals relating to physical activity, sleep and nutrition.
The results from the BioAge assessment taken after the Think Better Quest reveal a significant improvement to participants’ mental wellbeing as measured by World Health Organization’s Wellbeing Index (WHO-5) mental health survey. The results show an 11% reduction in the number of people likely to have low mental wellbeing and a 12% reduction in the number of people likely to have a mental health issue. There was also a 19% increase in the number of people reporting high mental wellbeing and a 4% increase to those reporting good mental wellbeing.