Majority of the world population is in the working-age group. This group spends most of their waking hours at workplaces. Their job requirements are forcing them to adopt sedentary lifestyles, working behind computer screens, sitting at desks, staying in sitting positions most of the time, or standing in the same position for a long duration, especially workers in the service, IT and manufacturing sectors. Effectively, we are living a horizontal & vertical life in an enclosed environment. In the mornings, we come down the lifts from our multi-storied apartment buildings, get into our AC cars, drive to the workplace and go up the lifts to our enclosed AC offices. Same is repeated in the evenings. Working conditions vary from sector to sector, yet sedentary lifestyles, stress at the workplace and unhealthy behaviour persists in all sectors.
Reducing stress to increase performance in all aspects of life – including one’s job – is the ultimate goal of work-life balance.
Companies are now addressing the needs of their workforce for physical fitness and are seeing a direct effect as stress is reduced, work-life balance is enhanced, and satisfied, happier employees are driven to succeed in their roles.
One of the most positive ways to reduce stress is exercise, and every adult should be getting at least 30 minutes of it per day. Employees who eat healthy and exercise are less at risk of getting sick and missing days from work, which could ultimately detract from your company’s productivity.
Hop onboard the fitness tracker trend, you can encourage your employees that have Fitbits or other fitness devices to connect with each other for a little healthy competition and motivation.
Some other ways organizations can create a culture of fitness within their companies is by implementing a few of these ideas
- Physical activities and challenges
- Desk exercise and stretch breaks
- Recreational games
- Health Educational events
- Health fairs and screenings
- Fitness program communications and promotional tie-ups with events happening in the city.
- Providing Gym facilities at the workplace
- Active participation of company employees in competitive sports events
One of the best ways to boost employee morale and help workers get to know each other in a non-stressful capacity is by offering regular Team-Building programs. This type of outing can best be at outside the location which provides a clean, open environment and a break from the monotony of workplace routine. Team-building exercises really do foster a much-needed sense of teamwork around the office. If your employees feel like they can depend on each other for support, they will feel like they have someone to go to when feeling stressed out or overwhelmed.
Empower Activity Camp’s Team Building programs to emphasize the importance of physical and mental fitness by providing an experience which is fun-filled, adventurous with lots of learnings that participants can relate to their personal and professional lives.