In the U.S. people spend the majority of their lives at work; therefore, it makes sense to find ways to make that time enjoyable and fulfilling. While one’s job might not always be the stuff of childhood dreams or ultimate passion, there are some things employers can do to align careers with personal goals and desires.
Check out this Huffington Post article on the topic of workplace improvements; it is full of interesting research and makes 3 important points to remember with respect to work-site health and wellness:
- Work-life balance is essential: We all need time to attend to personal matters and responsibilities beyond the office. Employers are smart to assist employees with the likes financial planning assistance, child care and flexible hours.
- Health and Safety are priorities: Workplace health and wellness programming, including fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle/stress management can mean the difference between expensive, sick employees and proactive, healthy and dedicated workers. Investing in such programming is also a way to attract top talent!
- Employees need Recognition: Everyone wants to be acknowledged for a job well done, and such accolades can go a long way towards improving morale and loyalty. People who feel good are more productive and efficient, and feeling valued also improves self esteem, which improves health. A positive feedback loop is created!
In this day and age there are so many ways in which employers can give back to their staff…health and wellness services are one of the BEST ways to let employees know that their overall well being is of utmost importance to the company.
Improve your bottom line, figuratively AND literally, financially and physically, with health and fitness!