9 ways to improve employee wellness

Every good business owner knows that their company depends on their employees. If they are motivated and healthy, the company prospers. If they are stressed and sick, the company suffers.

Creating a healthy work environment should be a top priority in your business plan. This might sound like a difficult undertaking, but it’s not! By following these easy steps, you and your company will be well on your way to fulfilling this important mission and improving employee wellness.

See what you can do to make your workplace a healthy, and happy one!

#1 Use Bicycle As A Means Of Transport

Using a bike to get to work instead of your car is a decision which can significantly improve your life. It can provide you with much needed regular exercise. Plus, you can be happy to know you are lowering your carbon footprint in the process.

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#2 Use Stairs Whenever Possible

Using the stairs for ten minutes burns up to 500 kJ. Doesn’t seem like much? Wait until you see the cumulative effects! Until then, ignore elevators whenever you can.

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#3 Commit To Walking More

Every day you can dedicate a portion of your lunch break to walking, getting outside and breathing some fresh air no matter how brief your excursion is, can help you refresh and get ready for new challenges of that day.

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#4 Set Up Reminders To Drink Water Regularly

The golden rule to staying healthy is to drink water religiously. Easier said than done! You can put up eye-catching reminders by the water cooler, social media or via email, to stress the importance of staying hydrated.

#5 Make Sure You Stand Up Regularly

Seasonal standing allows for muscle stretching, relieving your back from the strain of sitting for too long. You can provide the option of work standing by sectioning off a given area with elevated tables – standing desks.

#6 Organize Laughter Workshops

Laughter is our body’s natural antidote to stress and tension. This incredibly simple yet very effective form of exercise can be incorporated into your office environment especially during team building. Laughter is a great leveler and connector, and has profound effects on both the mental and physical state.

#7 Achieve Work-Life Balance

It’s not that we are actually struggling with Life-Work Balance. What we are really struggling with is Life-Work Volume. Too much stuff makes life feel frenzied and chaotic. The best solution is to reflect on what you can actually do without, and let go. Thus achieving the much needed work-life balance!

#8 Put Focus On Personal Growth

Encouraging your workers to work on their personal growth is a good idea that can yield a lot of positive results in the long run. The best way to do this is to organise free personal growth courses.

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#9 Get Some Exercise Outdoors

Taking a healthy office trip like a weekend hike can get you and your mates much needed fresh air and physical exercise in the outdoors. While enjoying the natural beauty around you, you can chat with your co-workers and get to know them better. Plus its relaxing and calming!

outdoor hike

These steps are so easy to implement. For further information and more great ideas, here you can find further tips and more details here .These tips will help you get the best out of your employees, as well as keep them healthy and happy that they work for you!

2018-05-15T07:25:00+00:00

4 Comments

  1. felicity May 29, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Some really good ideas here. I think that getting outside in your lunch break is really important, even if it is just walking somewhere to do some errands.

  2. Zeri Ong May 26, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Never heard of laughter workshops? Has anyone every organised or attended one? That would be interesting. Overall, these are good tips. Not the biking though…during winter. Brrr…but i guess some still do.

  3. Shontelle Fahey May 21, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Water definitely keeps me going and looks of laughter with the oldies as I work at a resthome. I agree with all these things. This article couldn’t be more correct. ✅

  4. Vikki Sainsbury May 21, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    All great ideas, putting some into practice may be a little more difficult 🙂 I walk to work every day as It’s close to where I live fortunately. I work on the second floor and always use the stairs up and down and as we live in the centre of town we walk most places. The work-life balance thing can be difficult, as I’m currently the breadwinner, I would like to work less hours but not an option at present. There’s only 2 of us in our office – myself and my boss but we laugh pretty often 🙂

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