Healthy Employees, Healthy Business

by Kei Chan

Healthy employees, healthy business, it makes sense right? Unhealthy employees will cost companies expenses in a myriad of ways, ranging from the merely unmotivated employee to the seriously ill. Meanwhile, healthy employees will add value to business and improve job performance.

Job performance will be improved by 25% if employees eat healthy and by 15% if they exercise at least 30 mins 3 times a week. Employees want to be healthy and happy at work. According to a survey of 361 companies and 3,822 employees, Virgin Pulse and Workforcemagazine found nearly 90% of employees consider health and wellness paramount; employees want to be healthy–physically and mentally. And employees are happier at a company that promotes a healthy work culture.

Companies can always avoid the financial pains by starting at the source of their pain points. By encouraging them to alternate sitting and standing every hour, to encourage movement and prevent sedentary lifestyle, a small change can make a big impact. What is a small change? Other than standing desk and ergonomic chair sit-stand workstation, companies are encouraged to incorporate wearable devices into the corporate wellness budget.

Upright Go will be your first choice for correcting your posture at office, result in just 15 mins a day which easily fix your posture by strengthening your core muscles and raising awareness. It is the winner of Health and Well-being Tech of the Year 2017 and being recommended by physiotherapists and chiropractors. It works perfectly for office use because of its slim design. Without bulky straps, you can wear it without anyone noticing, even if you need to go into a meeting, turn the device to tracking mode only via smartphone app to avoid anyone with sensitive ears from picking up on the vibrations. Its a great choice for employees who wants to have the data and details of how much time is spent slouching or to track posture correction progress.