The Importance of Health and Wellbeing in the workplace.
Working out and staying healthy are foundations that we all understand are important for our bodies. 99.9% of humans need to maintain a consistent level of exercise to keep strength, conditioning and fitness levels improving or at least to prevent them from dropping (along with eating wholesome and nutritious foods).
But do we consider the impact that exercise and wellbeing have on the mental energy, fatigue levels and immunity to disease?
In the workplace, these are important aspects of productive and effective employees. And a good employer is someone who takes pride in the safety and wellbeing of the people that work for them.
It is important to understand that investing in the health and wellbeing of your employees adds immense value to the business.
Healthier workers = Healthier returns
An Australian study on workplace environments and attitudes found that the healthiest workers are up to 3 times more productive than the least healthy workers.
- The employees who had maintained a good level of fitness and healthy habits worked 143 effective hours a month, while unhealthy employees worked only 49 hours.
- The healthier workers took an average of 2 days annual leave, while the unhealthy workers took an average of 18 days to leave.
A New Zealand workplace survey found that the cost of absenteeism amounted to an estimated $1.45b across the country in 2016. That is an absurd amount of money, which directly impacts the wealth and effectiveness of a company.
Employee attitude in the workplace:
Not only is the cost to a workplace impacted, but the attitude of healthy and unhealthy employees is dramatically different.
Healthy workers are found to be:
- Far more energetic and alert.
- They have greater enthusiasm for tasks and an overall greater approach to staying focused.
Unhealthy workers on the other hand:
- Have lower energy levels
- Are unfocused
- Deviate from responsibility
Group fitness = Better team environment
You can build a better team environment by involving your staff in healthier exercises.
Group fitness classes create a great environment for team unity.
Working out and doing something that makes you feel good, along with others creates a hugely positive impact between people.
Such as the great classes The Olympic offers like The Arena, or Impact, working out in a team removes the workplace barrier in a very positive manner.
A healthier worker makes for a better workplace.
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