January 16, 2020 By Wellness 0

Wellness activities to stay healthy


The workplace is like a second home for every employee. Creating a wellness program on location is important because the majority of an employee's time is spent in the workplace. Statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention show that an average healthy person misses three days every year, while an overweight or obese person misses five days. Not to forget the productivity of the employees and the costs for the company. This is precisely why many companies adopt ways to care for their staff. It is also one of the ways to attract talent, create a bond between employees and reduce staff turnover.

Good health starts with good food. And what could be better than introducing healthy menu options for employees in the cafeteria at the workplace. It is a proven fact that a lack of time often forces the employee to eat the options available, and that usually turns out to be the options from the cafeteria. A company menu of the company that allows employees to make healthy food choices and not resort to junk food is an ideal added value. Because many company profiles require travel, informing staff about the food choices they have to make along the way, reading the label can help them enormously.

Giving employees more insight into a healthy, balanced diet is a smart way to help them eat consciously. Nutrition consultations, camps to inform employees about the different health aspects, such as portion sizes, essential nutrients, body composition assessment, workshops to discuss employee concerns, and health assessments would all create an environment of awareness within the organization. Health updates through various newsletters or online updates can also be a fun way to teach them. Outsourcing nutritionists to design a diet that takes preferences, dislikes, allergies, lifestyle, economic status, health status, blood parameters, age, gender of the employee into account can be a tool to motivate employees to improve their health and fitness to care.

Many fun-based wellness activities can also be carried out by the employer in the workplace. Perform regular medical checks and preventive wellness examinations to diagnose any health problems in time. Stimulating athletes' teams sponsored by employers is another interesting way to bring employees under a health platform. Measuring the distances in the halls and connections of the company to set walking targets for employees can make employees more active during the day. Many organizations also decide on a theme for the month, such as & # 39; no sweets & # 39; month, a & # 39; 30 minute walk daily & # 39; month, a & # 39; low-sugar & # 39; month or a & # 39; salt awareness & # 39; month that keeps the excitement going.

On-site fitness activities such as yoga, Zumba and aerobics can be another step. Research shows that employees who receive these facilities are better at dealing with stress and can improve their work productivity. Finding out the rewards for the top performers, not only for the work goals but also for the health goals, can further motivate employees to work towards a healthier being.

Occasional absenteeism is unavoidable. But ordinary absences are the ones that can cost employers a lot and compromise on overall company productivity, and what better way is to introduce health and well-being activities to employees?