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4 Ways to Promote Wellness in the Workplace

 

“When you invest in your talent, they will invest in you.”

— Brenda Wiley, Vice President, Business Development at 24 Seven Talent.

 

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Investing in the health of employees is one of the best decisions a company can make. Research shows that for every $1 invested in worksite wellness, companies can receive up to $3 in return.  Implementing Workplace Wellness programs isn’t just an important part of employee health and productivity — but also for an organization’s ability to be successful.

Here are 5 ways to promote wellness in your workplace!

1. Stress Management

According to the American Psychological Association, 36 percent of workers experience stress in the workplace on a regular basis. Stress can often exacerbate both physical and mental chronic conditions. Providing, fun, stress-relieving activities — such as chair massages — at the office is one way that employers are working to combat this issue.

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2. On-Site Yoga and Meditation Classes

Here at 24 Seven Talent, we believe that taking time out of a busy day to incorporate yoga and meditation can help create healthier, happier and more focused employees.

Companies like Yojo : Yoga for the Average Jo will come directly to your offices, universities and institutions etc to provide on-site yoga and meditation classes!

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3. Healthy Snacks in the Office Kitchen

What makes a healthy snack? One that’s high in nutritional value (proteinvitamins, minerals, fiber) but relatively low in calories, total fat, saturated fat (no trans fat), sugar, and sodium. And the most important part of that equation is “high in nutritional value.” So as delicious as those Girl Scout Cookies look, they aren’t so good for you — so try to keep them out of the kitchen. Instead, why not fill the office kitchen with lots of fruits, veggies, and whole grains? Investing in a community juicer is a great way to encourage healthy snacking as well.

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4. Water, Water, and more Water! 

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Encourage hydration during the workday by providing clean filtered water — enough to consume 8 oz. of water for each working hour. It sounds like a lot of intake, but think of all the health benefits you’ll be rewarded! Calorie control, glowing skin, and a happy digestive system – just to name a few.

Coffee can lead to  jitters, crashes, and dehydration which not only make us feel bad — it’s not helpful to us when we’re trying to be productive. Sodas and energy drinks that loaded with sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Consumption of these drinks can lead to diabetes and a plethora of other rather unpleasant side effects.

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Ever wonder how much sugar is in that drink? Yikes!  You’ll notice water has zero sugar. Photo VIA

So keep that office fridge stocked with lots of water!

Or even better, keep a BPA-Free water bottle at your desk and refill every hour at the company filtered water cooler!

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5 Ways to Overcome A Case of the Mondays

 

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It’s Monday. Ugh. Whether you spent the weekend playing frisbee in Central Park, carting your kids to soccer practice, singing your heart out at karaoke, or on the edge of your seat watching The Masters Tournament (Go Jordan!), Mondays can be a real drag. You can hear the collective yawns and sighs from every cubicle in the office.

It begins the moment your morning alarm sounds.  You roll over, hit snooze, and groan.

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Not to worry, we have you covered!

 

Here are 5 sure fire ways to overcome a Case of the Mondays! 

1. Sleep. The same sleep schedule all week will help you feel rested and healthy. It’s important to avoid sleeping in or staying up too late on the weekend. Be sure to get to bed at a reasonable hour on Sunday evening. You’ll be thanking yourself come Monday morning! Being tired can only add stress to an already hectic morning.

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2. Breakfast.  Since childhood we’ve heard it a million times.  “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” Well, Mom was right. “Breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel after an overnight fast – that’s where its name originates, breaking the fast!  Without breakfast you are effectively running on empty, like trying to start the car with no petrol!” (via ShakeUpYourWakeUp)

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3. Exercise. Whether it’s a quick jog on the treadmill or a heart pumping class at Soul Cycle, make time in your life to get movin! Exercise makes us feel good and gives us endorphins. Endorphins fight stress and help us to feel happier!

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4. Treat yourself!  If coffee is your thing, don’t feel ashamed to grab that extra latte. You’re allowed some extra caffeine, it’s Monday after all and you deserve it! Spring weather calls for Starbucks Cold Brew to zap you out of the 3 o’clock Monday slump.

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5. Weeknight Plans.  Why live for the weekend when you can live for weeknights too? Happy hour with old college pals, tickets to a movie you’ve been dying to see,  a baseball game, or maybe try that Paint Nite you’ve been hearing so much about. Sometimes fun weeknight plans are all we need to get through a Case of the Mondays.

 

 

Chin up, it’s almost Tuesday!

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