Let’s face it: the office environment isn’t exactly conducive to staying in shape. You sit at your desk for hours on end, oftentimes too busy to even take a lunch break. Not to mention, there seems to be a steady flow of sweet treats to celebrate birthdays, promotions or holidays.
We’ve talked about improving employee wellness by encouraging healthy habits: eating right, exercising, and preventing repetitive stress injuries. In addition to these efforts, consider scheduling company events to encourage healthy habits in your workplace. These company events can be in-house, like health fairs. You could also transform your traditional company outings into events that promote employee […]
Repetitive stress disorders, or injuries (RSDs) affect employee wellness in every field. Whether your workforce is on an assembly line, in the checkout lane, or in front of computer screens, RSDs are likely a problem. So are WMSDs (work-related musculoskeletal disorders). Not only can these chronic medical problems cause long-term discomfort for employees, disability claims […]
Mounting research suggests that sitting slumped over your computer for 8 hours a day isn’t a healthy habit. This isn’t a huge shock to most people. However, the severity of the health threat is somewhat shocking. One attention-getting headline calls sitting “the smoking of our generation,” and research has linked daily inactivity to everything from […]