Here are 5 Health Related Activities to do in Office:
- Quick daily workouts
Reduce stress, improve focus & memory, increase stamina & enhance creative thinking.
- Chair Yoga
Improves flexibility, increases muscular strength, reduces joint strain & has the added advantage of convenience, as it can be done at any place where one can sit.
- Self-defense workshops
Improve mind-body coordination & overall fitness, teach discipline & increase confidence.
- Sessions on Work-life Balance
Where experts train employees on how to manage personal & professional life as it will lead to a greater sense of ownership & control over their lives. This helps in improving work satisfaction & quality of relationships.
- Sessions on Sleep Management
Where experts train employees on how to relax the mind, body & get better sleep. Good sleep reduces the risk of obesity, stress, depression & poor immunity in long run.
Activities in this direction, if regularly conducted, would cumulatively lead to more focus & productivity & less absenteeism, which is finally beneficial not only to employees but also the organization. Also, since employees would be a part of these activities together, they are likely to get better results in terms of mental wellbeing & physical fitness. Such efforts taken by an organization reflect that the organization cares about its employees thus, also improving employee engagement.
Digital pinboards like CircleYard can be a great platform to promote & encourage a healthy lifestyle in employees. Initiatives taken by the management can be covered on CircleYard through images & videos (also contributing to Employer Branding), while reactions of employees can be analyzed through polls & surveys.
Research has shown that healthy actions of people around us influence us. A study published in the Journal of Social Sciences found that participants drift towards the fitness-related behaviours of those around them. Employees can post their images & videos taken while doing a health-related activity; something as simple as taking the stairs or cycling to work. This will also keep employees motivated to take consistent efforts for their health. A digital pinboard can be very effectively used to make sure there is more acceptance & adoption of healthy lifestyle habits in organizations.