Every year, employee health and fitness are acknowledged, to remind and encourage employees on the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life for office productivity and a happy life.
This year’s employee health and fitness month theme is the state of wellness.
The state of wellness revolves around employee well-being both in the physical and work environments. In most cases, a healthy life translates to work productivity.
As an employee, here are some activities to jump start your fitness and healthy journey in the office:
The below will contribute to an energetic and fun employee.
- Uphold a healthy and positive work-life balance.
Positivity equals positivity. To uphold an excellent work-life balance, the positive nature of your energy needs to flow from home to work and vice versa.
- Take breaks
Getting away from the computer to breathe in the fresh air and taking a few minutes breaks will not make you lose focus but rather help you improve focus. In addition, taking vacation days enables you to be more productive when back to work.
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
This is a simple yet effective way to incorporate more physical activity into your day.
- Desk exercises
You can do simple exercises at your desk, such as shoulder shrugs, leg lifts, and arm circles. You can find plenty of desk exercise routines online.
- Learn/ Inquire and start your fitness journey.
People around you can encourage you and eventually change your life. It could involve a change of diet, sleep pattern, or other activities that may keep you engaged for a happy life. Research online, and ask a fitness guru or friends how to pursue your fitness interest.
Employers can improve team productivity through healthy lifestyle activities by encouraging employees to engage in healthy behaviors and promoting a healthy work culture.
Here are some ways employers can improve team productivity through healthy lifestyle activities:
- Encourage regular physical activity.
Employers can encourage physical activity by providing on-site gym facilities, organizing fitness challenges, offering fitness classes, or providing discounted gym memberships. This can help employees to stay fit, reduce stress and improve their overall well-being.
- Promote healthy eating habits.
Employers can promote healthy eating habits by providing healthy snacks and drinks in the workplace, encouraging healthy eating habits through education, and organizing healthy cooking classes or workshops.
- Provide opportunities for mental relaxation.
Employers can provide opportunities for mental relaxation through activities like yoga, meditation, and mindfulness training. This can help employees to manage stress and improve their mental health.
- Foster a positive work environment:
Employers can foster a positive work environment by encouraging teamwork, recognition, and appreciation of employees and providing a safe and comfortable workplace.
By incorporating these healthy lifestyle activities into the workplace, employers can create a positive work environment that supports their employees’ overall health and fitness.
As we celebrate the healthy and fitness season, we encourage companies to embrace programs and activities to boost their employees to keep fit for a productive personal and work environment.
In addition, as an employee, understanding your wellness as a core component in life and work productivity is essential in setting a foundation for a happy life.