Ferrari welfare becomes case study at international cardiologist meeting in Munich
Maranello, 28 August – The Formula Benessere project for the health of the people working at Ferrari was presented at the International Cardiologist Congress in Munich by Doctor Fred Fernando and Doctor Alessandro Biffi, founders of the Med-Ex Medical Partner Scuderia Ferrari, the team of doctors taking care of the employees in Maranello, with the aim of presenting the results of prevention in the cardiovascular area.
The Formula Benessere programme includes the diffusion of the culture of health education through a complete medical check-up to determine the main physiological parameters and possible problems connected to risk factors. This analysis is followed by personal indications regarding nutrition and a personalised fitness programme based on the needs of every participant.
Med-ex Medical Partner Scuderia Ferrari, with the help of 168 Ferrari employees, studied the programme’s effects over a period of four years, comparing them to the famous “Progetto Brisighella” study, which has been studying risk factors for cardiovascular and metabolism-related health problems on the people of Brisighella in Emilia-Romagna for the last 40 years becoming a benchmark for research in this area.
By analysing the Ferrari employee test group it has been found out that the risk factors have not only diminished since the introduction of the Formula Benessere programme, but they have improved compared to the Brisighella study: lower levels of cholesterol, HDL, LDL triglyceride and other risk factors for cardiovascular problems.
In the study the authors underline how, thanks to the use of prevention tools by Ferrari, the risk factors have been lowered and contributed to improve the people’s quality of life.
Formula Benessere is one of the many activities offered for free to Ferrari employees and their families. Other activities include fitness studios, free school books for all grades, cinema premieres and many more activities to improve the people’s quality of life as well as to create a strong sense of community at Ferrari.
Every year Ferrari invests in this welfare project for its employees about 4 Million Euros to be added to the significant and constant investments related to the improvement of the working environment – one of the best in the world, for which a few years ago Ferrari has been awarded “Best place to work in Europe” by the Financial Times.