Health and Happiness

Encouraging active, social, meaningful lives to promote good health and wellbeing.

The goal of this principle is to increase or support high levels of physical, social, mental and emotional health and to increase or support high levels of happiness and wellbeing.

Outcomes

Outcomes we can support include

• Active lifestyles

• Easy access to healthy food

• Good work-life balance

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Actions

Actions we can take include

• Designing communities with outdoor gyms

• Installing a shower so employees can cycle to work

• Banning the sale of sugary drinks in school

• Have communal lunches so employees don’t work at their desks through lunch

Indicators

Indicators we might track include

• Number of people exercising vigorously for at least 30 minutes a day, five times per week

• Percentage of employees walking or cycling to work

Story

Health and Happiness at Singita Serengeti

“Our biggest success has been training our team in One Planet Living. When we started about a year ago, we had no clue what it was all about. I remember the first training session - I could see my team members glaring at me as I painstakingly tried to explain! Fortunately I am eloquent in Kiswahili language so managed to explain in a language they could understand and give real examples from day to day life. For instance after understanding what “health and happiness” meant, we have members of the team exercising every evening and even formed a soccer team!”

Wilson Owino

Lodge Manager, Singita Sabora Tented Camp

More information on Health and Happiness

Goals and guidance for:

Cities

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Communities

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Companies

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Schools

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