Why encourage workplace wellness?
It might sound too good to be true, but embracing wellbeing initiatives makes for a happier and healthier work life! It will create balance and encouraging people to get up from their desks once in a while helps them to come back refreshed and ready to focus on work.
Easy ways to encourage workplace wellness:
Exercise : Research has shown that devoting work time to exercise can lead to higher productivity.
Walk or bike to work – If you live nearby why not leave the car at home a few mornings each week. If your commute is too long try parking around a mile from the office and walking a little each day.
Yoga classes – Yoga works wonders for your mind and your body! Give it a try and see if you can get fitter and reduce your stress levels.
Walking meetings – Head outside or walk around the building. Doing work while outside can be a very enjoyable experience and can increase creativity.
Discounts for the local gym – this is great for employees who might not usually consider the gym. If the discount is for a specific local gym it also encourages people to socialise outside of work, while working out.
Healthy Snacks- ditch the biscuits with your morning coffee and take it in turns with your co workers to provide healthy snacks. Nutrition plays a huge role in wellness, having something healthy to eat will help you to say no to snacks with high added sugar or fat content.
Katie is one of our Good4U bloggers and keeps herself busy updating our Facebook/Twitter/Instagram followers on all the latest news from Good4U. When she’s not glued to her phone she is researching the latest food trends or providing her expert opinion on the latest flavours coming from our product development team…especially when there is some Veggie Protein going around!!