The word “wellness” is becoming more and more popular these days as communities do their best to learn about healthier habits and apply them to their daily lives.
Americans spend a big chunk of their lives at work, and there’s no reason why wellness can’t thrive there, too. After all, constant stress and countless deadlines lead to bad habits such as too much sitting, slouching, and grabbing fatty food on the go. The demands of our busy days can make those unhealthy habits hard to break – unless you have a little help.
Besides being the right thing to do, maintaining a healthier workforce has tons of benefits: Lower insurance premiums, fewer workers’ compensation claims, fewer work absences, more productivity, and a spike in morale since employees will see results and learn to have a little fun with one another.
So how can you help make your employees feel better?
Here are a few ideas from Molly Grubbs, a community business development representative at Lee Health, on how bosses, managers, and supervisors can start a workplace wellness program:
Giving employees a simple, identifiable way to make them feel empowered and energized leads to physical, mental, and measurable results.
And a few simple gestures and a little more awareness could be key ingredients in building a happier community that learns the true importance of health, hope, and happiness.
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