Improving Employee Health and Wellbeing
We spend a lot of time at work and at our desks. Simply put, it’s unhealthy. From musculoskeletal disorders to stress and depression, employees can suffer a lot in their place at work. As a business owner, there are ways to improve your employees’ health and wellbeing so that you see happier staff members and a fitter team.
Go on walks
It doesn’t have to take a lot to get your team moving! Instead of sitting in the conference room every meeting, walk around the office or block. The fresh air and change of scenery may even jog some new ideas from your team!
Opt for healthy snacks in the kitchen
The junk food, processed meals, and sugary beverages aren’t doing anyone any favors. Stock the employee kitchen with healthier choices, such as trail mix, fresh fruit, and clean water.
Hold (friendly) competitions
Ask every member of your team to track their steps for the week. Many smartphones do this now, so you don’t need to provide pedometers to everyone. At the end of the week, the employee with the most tracked steps receives a prize.
Allow flexible work hours
Give employees a flexible schedule so that they can arrive at their chosen time in the morning, have their lunches, or work from home if they need to. This is a no-cost solution that often reaps the most rewards. Employees are then free to make it to the gym or attend an early morning workout class!
Encourage meditation and mindfulness
Encouraging employees to embrace mindfulness via meditation can greatly reduce work-related stress. Apps such as Headspace are great for this as they can be used by employees in the workplace on their breaks.
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