Work can have a positive impact on our health and wellbeing. Healthy and well-motivated employees can have an equally positive impact on the productivity and effectiveness of a business.
For many people the connection between health and work is largely restricted to concerns with physical hazards. Employers protect their staff by looking after their health and safety.
Traditional health issues – such as noise, dust and chemical hazards – are vitally important. However, the growing awareness of work-life balance has also made us aware of the relationship between our mental and physical wellbeing and the job we do.
When we think about our offices or workplaces, fitness is not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. Many of us spend our days sitting at our desks looking at computer screens, and a lot of us even eat our lunch at our desks.
However, encouraging fitness in the workplace can actually be extremely beneficial for employers. The endorphins released during exercise mean that employees have more self-confidence and energy, they have more positive attitudes when at work, and they are less stressed too.
Fit employees are also much less likely to get sick – if there is a bug going around the office, those who don’t look after themselves and exercise regularly are far more likely to fall ill. Encouraging exercise among your staff could not only lead to a fall in the number of short-term absentees, it could also have an effect on long-term absenteeism too.
Here at Pearson Consultancy we can offer consultations for your employees, reviewing their fitness regime, their nutritional habits, and even offering sports massage by qualified individuals, providing advice and on-going support as required. The programme would be tailored to the requirements of your business.
Showing employees that you care about their fitness levels is a great way to boost morale. It demonstrates to your employees and colleagues that their health and wellbeing is important to the company they work for – the positive benefits of which cannot be understated.