Employee wellness programs become a staple in many western companies. It keeps the top talents healthy, happy and productive. The elements of organizing a robust health and wellness program are to encourage employees to engage the program, keep them moving while enjoying the program.
Here are some of the best tips and ideas in promoting health and wellness in the workplace.
Create a Company Culture of Active Movement
Wellness initiatives are more than just offering an exercise program or distributing healthy snacks. It also promotes the culture of active breaks or walking. Employers can start their active movement campaigns without incurring much cost. Ideas can be as simple as advocating active breaks or standing at work. Coworkers can set their alarm clock and remind themselves to stand up at work or take a short break. Sedentary working was believed to have caused chronic illness, weight gain, chronic pain and even depression. The human body needs movement to stay healthy!
Encourage Employees to Work While Standing
We spend lots of time sitting in front of the desk. According to a recent survey, we spend 9 hours at least sitting down on average. Lack of movement contributes to a lack of energy, focus and productivity. In order to improve your team energy level, why not invest in Ekobor standing desk and HÅG Capisco Office chairs.
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Create a Gratitude Practice
Gratitude is strongly associated with greater happiness according to positive psychology research. Showing your gratitude can make your employee happier. An employee also has a stronger immune system. Showing appreciation can promote a productive work environment. In order to encourage the culture of expressing gratitude, you can start by creating a gratitude board where people can give a shout out for their work, or simply encouraging people to send thank you notes or email to their co-workers.