It seems that most of us understand the need to be more healthy about the way we work. The concept of “workplace wellness” is one that organizations are embracing, and the mere existence of HR departments dedicated to employee well-being is a true sign of the times.
This is good news for everyone. Employees everywhere are realizing the physical and emotional benefits that come with a healthier work life. It also makes good business sense. Companies are finding that employee retention strategies need to go beyond traditional compensation and benefits packages. By thinking creatively about the health and wellness of their teams, they are not only keeping them around, they are inspiring their best performances. A healthier lifestyle at work can decrease absenteeism, promote creativity and increase productivity.
There are so many creative ways that companies are promoting and encouraging wellness in the workplace. Here are some truly innovative and amazing examples:
What are you and your company doing to promote health and wellness in your workplace? We’d love to hear from you! Please reach out via email, or post a comment below.
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Sitting at a desk all day isn’t just uncomfortable, it can be damaging to your health. Scientists have found that sitting for long periods of time may be linked to alterations in blood proteins that lead to heart disease as well as early cognitive decline.
Luckily, there’s an easy solution: take a break! When you interrupt long periods of motionless work with a little bit of movement, like stretches or muscle-toning exercises, you’ll be able to counter any negative effects of that nine-to-five job.
Here are five of our favourite exercises to get the blood flowing at your desk.
National Grandparent’s Day is coming up this weekend! Many of us have grandparents who have inspired us to live life to the fullest and embrace healthy lifestyle habits. In honour of the upcoming holiday, we sat down with our President and CEO, Ron Bettin, to talk to him about his grandparents and how they’ve inspired him to live a healthy lifestyle (particularly Grandma Olive, who is still going strong at an amazing 106 years old!).