It’s no secret that having a healthy and active lifestyle is great for your wellbeing and morale – in day-to-day and working life. Whether you’re a business owner, director, manager, team leader or an employee, are you embracing a healthy and active lifestyle?
Physical activity and healthy eating provide countless benefits to a person. There are many studies which prove that regular physical activity improves the quality of your life. Not only that, but it also increases your lifespan by reducing the risk of chronic illness.
Interestingly, Dairy Goodness says that being physically active means you have more vitality, are in better shape, have better mental health, can manage stress better and have more self-esteem. These traits link to what managers, directors and other senior staff want from their employees.
Content staff is a must have. Ensuring your employees are happy will make all the difference, and you can help them feel better within themselves.
Contemplate the health benefits which Dairy Goodness refers to – they each match what you want from your team in the workplace: good energy, great mental health, ability to manage stress better and to have more self-esteem.
Absence – it’s not ideal for employees or businesses. Fit, active and healthy employees generally have less of a chance falling ill with cold, flu and other illnesses. Of course, it’s unavoidable to stay ill-free all year, but it can result in less absenteeism and expenditures.
Another benefit is staff will have more energy. This will help them to focus on their tasks and have a higher level of self-confidence, which can then rub off onto other staff members and result in better morale overall.
Staying fit and healthy is hard work, which is the best trait that an employee can have. If they’re able to plan out their diet and exercise methodically to produce great results, they can achieve this in their work too!
Employees appreciate staff benefits, and there’s nothing better than introducing something which will truly benefit them – employee wellness programmes, gym memberships, weekly meetups or free weekly classes.
Some organisations have an on-site gym or hold fitness classes in the workplace, but for some this isn’t possible. If it isn’t possible for you, then you could offer to pay or reimburse staff for a gym membership or when they attend a fitness class outside of work. It could even become a regular team building occasion for you all to take part in!
If you don’t have the resources to afford this benefit for all of your staff, why don’t you suggest making a running club or even go into a specific sport that everyone likes – maybe start 5-a-side football team? Golf once a month? Lunch time walking club? Anything!
There’s more to keeping staff happy and healthy, it doesn’t always have to be about exercise. Even providing fruit in the office is still something which staff can appreciate!
If you have a unique health, fitness and wellbeing staff benefit in your workplace, let us know about it!