In an office environment, it is important to promote a team culture that encourages health and wellbeing.
I remember the first time I got a full-time job. I was a little overwhelmed by the hours in the beginning; I was going from a part-time job at a local business to a full-time gig pushing 50 hours a week. It was certainly a big jump for me and I never worked so many hours, so the copious amounts of free time I was accustomed to disappeared overnight.
Once I started working long hours, I had to make a serious adjustment to my priorities. I rarely saw my friends, but the thing I missed most was my beloved time working out. I’m a total fitness nut; working out was my getaway.
Getting started is often the hardest part of any task that you are avoiding, especially when it comes to working out. Even if you are passionate about something it can be hard to set aside the time to accomplish that task.
Whether there is a tight deadline at work or you just want to squeeze in a daily workout, procrastination can creep up and stop you from accomplishing what you set out to do.
Who needs all that drama? Not YOU!
Here are five clever ways to combat procrastination and become a more productive you.
Remember your New Year’s wellness resolution? If you do and you’re still working towards it, then this article isn’t meant for you. But if you’re one of the millions of people who has stopped making progress on it, then listen up. There’s still time for you to get back to it and achieve what you set out to achieve in 2015.
Spring is a great time to spring clean your wellness resolution and give it the burst of life it needs. And lucky for you, we have a few great tips for how to do just that.
Workplace wellness programs are an awesome way to improve employee health, happiness, and productivity. But these programs can only be effective if employees participate, and disappointing participation levels are endemic. So what can your company do to make sure that employees get all of the benefits of a workplace wellness program? The answer might lie in a little bit of competition.
People are powerfully motivated by competition, rewards, and teamwork. Therefore, incorporating these elements into a wellness program is likely to improve health outcomes for employees and increase participation levels. So how exactly do you incorporate these elements? Why, using wellness challenges of course!
It would be ideal if each employee felt that wellness was valued so highly at their company that taking a 30 minute fitness or meditation break would be supported whole-heartedly. But until this ideal is a reality, employers may want to consider the full range of benefits of regular exercise.
Conscientious companies are getting in-tune with what Arianna Huffington calls the Third Metric of Success and are making workplace wellness a top priority. In reading Harvard Business Review’s Regular Exercise is Part of Your Job, there are simply too many benefits for the individual and employer to ignore.
If you’re like me, when you have a minute at the doctor’s office or hair salon, you indulge in a little guilty pleasure of reading the entertainment magazines. I always check out the “celebrities are just like us” section to see pictures of the stars going about their daily lives.
And just like us, actors and entrepreneurs in the public eye also struggle with their work life balance. And, just like us, they choose to devote time to activities they love; those activities that help keep them healthy and centered.
We all have those days where we can’t get away at lunchtime for even a walk or maybe your boss values “face time” too much to ever let that happen. Here are 4 tips I’ve found to help you fit in some exercise while stuck in the office.
Toning from your office chair. Verily magazine shows us that it’s possible to tone your tummy and glutes right from your office chair. With exercises called the “desk chair non-wall-sit” and the “I-need-to-adjust-my-monitor-air-squat” your colleagues may not even notice! There are even dozens of active desk chairs which will engage your core while you sit.
Many organizations continue to work in remote and hybrid models as the pandemic winds down, but many employees, when given the option to return to work, would actually prefer to continue working remotely. Our new guide, Taking Care of Remote Employees: The Key To Business Success Beyond the Pandemic, gives you actionable steps to ensure that your employees feel supported no matter where they are working.