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Discover Wellness: Celebrate National Workplace Wellbeing Day

By May 1, 2023June 1st, 2023No Comments
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The importance of wellness cannot be overstated, as it encompasses various aspects of our lives, including physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.

By prioritizing wellness, we invest in our overall health, happiness, and resilience, empowering ourselves to lead fulfilling and balanced lives.

Achieving wellness enables us to face challenges with confidence, cope with stress effectively, and maintain a positive outlook even in difficult circumstances. The National Workplace Wellbeing Day aims to celebrate that.

What exactly is National Workplace Wellbeing Day?

The National Workplace Wellbeing Day was established in 2015 to highlight the importance of health and happiness in the workplace and this year’s event takes place on April 12th.

The aim this year is to promote employee wellbeing by improving healthy eating, exercise and mindfulness in the workplace.  It is a fantastic opportunity for organisations and individuals alike to consider the benefits of workplace wellbeing and maybe even try to incorporate healthy eating, exercise or mindfulness into your life.

The day was created to mark why workplace wellbeing is so important and why it is something that needs serious attention from business owners, HR professionals and employees.

It is as important from a moralistic point of view as it is from a bottom-line perspective. Employers have a responsibility to look after their employees, to nurture their wellbeing, making sure they can reach their potential and are happy in their jobs.

87% of employees consider health and wellness packages when choosing an employer. Therefore from a purely business sense, employee retention, productivity and lower rates of absenteeism all benefit from implementing a wellness programme in to company.

How can your business get involved?

Taking part does not require an elaborate budget, there are simple ways to promote the day. If you are only starting out on your wellness journey, then this is the perfect opportunity to begin or if you have a wellness programme in place there are still many ways to get back to basics and help promote a healthier lifestyle for your employees.

Encourage Exercise

Many employees lead a sedentary lifestyle because of their desk jobs. Encourage them to take breaks and walk around throughout the day. You can offer them gym memberships or organize group exercise activities during work hours. Healthy employees tend to be more productive and have less absenteeism, so it’s a win-win situation.

Provide Healthy Food Options

Healthy eating habits are essential to living a healthy lifestyle. Provide healthy food options such as fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins in the office cafeteria or during meetings. This will not only help employees stay healthy, but also increase their energy levels and focus.

Promote Work-Life Balance

Many employees experience burnout due to working long hours or constant work pressures. Encourage work-life balance by allowing flexible schedules or remote work options. This will help employees maintain a healthy work-life balance and reduce stress.

Offer Health Screenings

Offer health screenings such as cholesterol tests, blood pressure checks, and cancer screenings for your employees. This will show that you care about their health and well-being and will help them identify potential health issues early on.

Create a Positive Work Environment

Create a positive work environment where employees feel valued and supported. Encourage team-building activities and celebrate milestones and accomplishments. A positive work environment can help reduce stress and increase employee satisfaction.

Celebrate National Wellness Day

The 12th of April is an opportunity to highlight the importance of wellbeing in the workplace. Simple steps to encourage a healthier lifestyle will make a huge difference to the individual and to your business.

Each year, on April 12th, we hold a free wellness event to celebrate National Workplace Wellbeing Day to help employees live a happier and healthier life.

Our free wellness event where there will be an opportunity to speak to our leading health coaches, take part in team bonding wellness activities and hear talks from health specialists in the industry.

Click here for details of this free exciting and insightful wellness event.

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