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.