Is your physical health on the decline? Poor employee health can lead to many problems with productivity.
When employees are suffering from chronic illnesses or frequent illnesses, they have trouble with the workplace. They can have trouble showing up to work in a productive manner, or they may have to spend more time away from work.
If employees are away from work more than average, it can drag down your business as a whole. Well, here are just a few things that you can do to improve employee and employee health.
1. Promote Healthy Eating Habits
Companies can emphasize healthy eating by providing information on calorie counts and portion sizes, as well as offering healthy recipes. They can also host educational seminars or team cooking classes to teach employees new and healthy recipes.
Providing healthier snacks in the office, such as fruits and vegetables instead of sugary snacks and drinks, and allowing employees to bring their healthy lunch can also help them create better-eating habits.
2. Encourage Exercise and Activity
Encouraging exercise and activity through workplace initiatives is one important way to accomplish this goal. Utilizing open spaces to host the following:
- Yoga classes
- Stretching classes
- Pilates classes
Forming walking groups at lunch can all contribute to promoting physical activity within the workplace.
Instituting incentives like discounts on gym memberships, fitness monitor devices, and healthy meal delivery services can help employees make healthy lifestyle choices.
3. Implement Stress Management Strategies
Companies can institute regular lunch and learn sessions, which focus on mental and physical well-being. These sessions can introduce techniques such as the following:
- Relaxation techniques
- Cognitive behavior therapy
Creating flexible scheduling options so that employees can better balance their work and family commitments can reduce stress levels. Managers can also lead by example, allowing employees to take breaks when needed and not overworking their staff.
4. Provide Access to Mental Health Resources
When it comes to improving the health of your employees, one step to take is to provide them with access to mental health resources. This ensures that any mental health issues that may arise are addressed in a timely manner.
One way to make this happen is to use online resources like mental health apps, audiobooks, and a page on DOT physical examination to help employees gain insight into their current mental health.
5. Create an Employee Wellness Culture
To create an employee wellness culture, employers should offer a range of resources and programs to promote healthy habits and prevent stress and burnout. Employers can work to create a more relaxed and collaborative work environment.
Provide access to the resources necessary for completing the job and allow for open dialogue regarding the stresses of the job to ensure employees are able to handle stress.
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Taking these steps can lead to an improved work environment and improved overall health and staying healthy. Involve and empower employees in developing ideas and strategies to improve their health and wellness.
So, what are you waiting for? Start improving employee health today!
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