Local workers are being encouraged to consider taking a 'healthy' in the interests of their overall wellbeing.
It comes as a new study reveals as many as 3 in 5 Australians have made a decision to continue working when they're feeling unwell.
Of those who do take time off, nearly three-quarters (73%) worry about playing catch up, or the impact it could have on their colleagues or salary.
However, leadership author, Michael Bunting, says we shouldn't feel selfish or guilty about putting our health first.
“A ‘healthy’ is effectively a change from the idea of a ‘sicky’ it’s about promoting proactivity around wellness instead of pushing through and ultimately getting sicker later, it’s also about promoting transparency around looking after ourselves.” Said Bunting.