How to Create an Active Workplace

Are your employees healthy and productive?

Replying to this simple question might feel tricky if you go through the recent studies in this context.

According to one report, Malaysian employees lose over 60 days a year to absenteeism due to poor health and fitness. The more shocking part is that it costs RM20.71 billion annually to Malaysian companies, as reported by another study.

Apart from their personal issues, an average employee is likely to go through work-related issues such as pressure, mental burnout, and sedentary work hours.

So you as an employer take the charge and keep your people happy, active, and healthy with the following steps:

Provide healthy snacks at the office

Offering healthy snacks at the office is a great way to encourage your employees to eat healthier. Not only will they appreciate the gesture, but they’ll also be more likely to make healthier choices when they have healthy options available. A sugar-free granola bar or fruit smoothie can do wonders as an afternoon pick-me-up or as a pre-lunch snack.

Promote walking breaks during work hours

Just because your employees are sitting at desks all day doesn’t mean they can’t get up and move around. In fact, promoting walking breaks during work hours can do wonders for their health.

Encourage exercising after work

A recent study found that employees who exercised for at least 30 minutes after work had lower levels of stress and felt more productive than those who didn’t exercise. Tell them to get active after work by doing yoga, light workout. Or you can opt for a corporate wellness program offered by your local gym.

Encourage them to Stay Hydrated:

Dehydration can make your people vulnerable to a range of health problems such as illness, headache, sleepiness, and low blood pressure.

To prevent dehydration, offer water or iced tea at regular intervals (every hour).

Organize Meditation Sessions:

Meditation is an effective practice when it comes to improving focus and reducing stress.

As an employer, you can offer meditation sessions for your employees as a way to improve their health and well-being. It is easy to set up a session at work because all that is needed is a quiet room or space where employees can be comfortable with minimal distractions.

Let Us Help You Make Your People More Active and Healthy!

At Life n Fitness, we offer a wide range of corporate wellness programs specially tailored to your employees’ needs. Get in touch now to see how we can help you.

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