These days almost everyone is aware that exercise and physical activity is important, if not essential, for optimising energy, getting the most out of every day and increasing personal performance. Unfortunately, however, many employees still struggle to find time to exercise regularly, which can cause a great deal of frustration.
Corporate wellbeing programmes have been proven to have a dramatic impact on staff energy, morale and productivity, with increased exercise also serving to improve both concentration and memory.
A good wellbeing programme will help employees to put together a clear and structured plan regarding the exercise and activities they feel will help them to achieve the results they’re looking for. By helping people achieve what they want, wellbeing consultants are able to change attitudes so that staff members will begin to see exercise not as a chore, but as something to enjoy. What’s more, by approaching staff fitness in this way, personal performance will rapidly improve. In time, as more and more individuals within the business benefit from improved wellbeing results, so they become role models for others and gradually every company can become a more energetic and inspiring place to be.
The demands of work can have a considerable impact on employees’ eating habits. Many people will skip breakfast or lunch because of a long commute or time constraints at work and will feel sluggish later in the day as a result. Similarly, drinking excessive amounts of caffeine is very common in office environments to boost energy, but can actually be detrimental to performance.
Wellbeing workshops and coaching focus on giving advice that makes a real, practical difference to employees with busy schedules. Instead of offering a generic health awareness programme talking about dieting or following specific food plans, a good corporate wellbeing company works with people to design a routine that works for them and that gets the results they are looking for, whether that be increased energy, better focus or improved weight management. Not only will your employees have their questions answered by a professional, they will also understand the importance of eating well and be motivated to make a positive change – something that will benefit them both at work and in their personal lives.
Most people know what they should be doing, or not doing, when it comes to healthy eating. Engaging experts to help staff work on the why and how of healthy eating and the relevance to their specific situation is what really makes a difference to the results they are able to achieve for themselves and for your organisation.
As with improving staff fitness, the positive impact on personal performance and staff energy will also quickly become apparent.