Being emotionally, mentally, and physically healthy is important to general happiness and productivity for you and your employees. Though we all recognize health as important, with so many competing factors, it can be difficult to remember to take care of ourselves. Here are some ways for you to encourage your employees to stay healthy:
Not knowing how to begin is often a roadblock to better health. Starting a newsletter with information on working out, mindfulness, and healthy eating can be a good way to help your employees get started. If a newsletter would be difficult to coordinate, consider an email chain, Slack or Teams chat dedicated to sharing recipes and health tips.
Offering employees flexibility in their work schedules can increase productivity and decrease burnout. When employees are able to make work fit into the rest of their life, they are more likely to find time for activities that keep them healthy and happy. Even if you aren’t able to allow for complete flexibility in employee schedules, encouraging employees to take the occasional long lunch or to leave early can be beneficial.
Ergonomics means finding the healthiest and safest ways to work. This includes encouraging employees to create a safe workspace, whether they work at home or on-site. Additionally, ergonomics can involve movement throughout the day to prevent injuries or soreness.
Having friends in the workplace is proven to improve mental health. Create opportunities for your employees to form connections with each other. You can use teambuilding exercises, casual activities, and informal chats to encourage employees to build relationships.
Having healthy employees is key to keeping your business running smoothly. Offering benefits to your employees can help them stay healthy. Studies by the Kaiser Family Foundation have found that uninsured individuals are less likely than those with insurance to receive preventive care and treatment for major health conditions and chronic diseases. Helpside offers the choice of six different health plans to employees of participating clients. If you are unable to afford to offer group health benefits, consider supplemental options such as accident, hospital indemnity and critical illness insurance that may take away some of the burden of unexpected medical expenses. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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