9 Amazingly Easy Steps to Employee Wellness

Bear in mind that your employees reflect you and your company. Thus, it is ever so wise to pay attention to their health and make sure that they are active, refreshed and energized.

 

This way, you will have an inspired team of employees who will enjoy coming to work, love and care about your company as well as do their job more thoroughly and efficiently.

 

Here are some very useful yet simple acts that will make a tremendous difference in your employee’s health and wellbeing.

 

#1 Encourage Use of Stairs Rather Than an Elevator

Everyone uses elevators, as they are quick and convenient, but they don’t do much good to your heart. By using stairs instead of an elevator you burn up to 500kJ in ten minutes. Pretty great, wouldn’t you agree?

 

Ask your colleagues to join in on the walk, you’ll have more fun and motivation and ideally have a productive conversation

 

#2 Do that little extra Work to get to Work

Alongside being eco-friendly, walking that little longer and even cycling to work is a great way to add to your daily physical activities. Getting off a station early, parking that extra bit further away to ensure you have that time to relax into the work day is a lot more effective that you think.

 

You could also offer incentives for those who choose the cycling option. For example, offering trade-ins and purchase offers for those that choose to get new bikes.

 

#3 Sleep is Important

Not getting enough sleep affects your appetite, your physical activities, you performance throughout the day and reflects badly on your immunity. So, it is important that your employees get around 8-9 hours of sleep. It is astonishing how little sleep people get. Flexible start times is a great incentive for employees to catch up on sleep and their morning routine, ensuring a productive work day

 

#4 Boost-Your-Energy Food

While working, we tend to eat poorly. This reflects through dehydration and slow performance. Improve this by thinking ahead, planning your meals and snacks carefully and preparing your meals at home. Ensuring water and fresh fruit is available for your employees, a simple yet lovely morale boosting initiative

 

You can never go wrong by choosing basic and simple meals.

 

#5 Clean And Shiny Washrooms, Lockers, Bike Racks and Showers

Everybody is in the need of a shower after a good workout. And since you want your employees to be healthy and workout regularly, make sure to provide showers and lockers to help them refresh. Alongside this, keep those office washrooms spotless!

 

#6 Organize a Family Day For Everybody!

Work can take up a lot of person’s free time, including the time he wanted to spend with his family. What a better way to develop a better work-life balance and to have fun, than to organize a family day for your employees and their families! They can bring whomever they like, whether loved ones, spouses, parents or children.

 

#7 Set Up a Health Fair

Invite nutritionists, Physiotherapists, health and fitness experts and organize a health fair for those who lead and who would like to start leading a more healthier lifestyle.

 

These are just some of the fields this fair could cover: managing work-life balance, healthy eating on a budget, and better posture and movement among others.

 

#8 Face to Face Meetings Rather Than The Online Ones

Occasionally, prioritise face-to-face meetings instead of online ones. This will make your employees walk away from their computers, engage in some  physical activity and exercise at least a little bit.

These can be walking meetings, outdoors or in a different setting to the standard boardroom lay-out.

 

#9 Spa And Massage Coupons

While some get paid days off, reward others with a free spa or massage coupon. You can do this on a monthly basis. Not only will your employees feel gratitude and respect, but they will also come back to work stress-free and refreshed!

 

Don’t wait another minute; put these easy steps into action right now! Also, get  hold of such exclusive detailed resource with even more practical ideas. We assure you that these piece of cake steps will make your employees feel happier and lead to much more productivity.

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Written by Jennifer Dodge

Jennifer is a Physiotherapist based in Australia and the United Arab Emirates

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