Wellness in the Workplace

Casual employees gathered for a work meetingIs your business ready to move toward a happier and healthier workplace? What is workplace wellness?

Workplace wellness is the promotion of practices which support healthy behavior and wellness in the workplace.

Creating a wellness plan in a business does not have to be an expensive endeavor, nor does it have to be a company policy (although it is recommended). Improved health in the workplace can be initiated by an employee, management or the business ownership.

Whether you are a business owner or an employee; everyone benefits from a healthier workplace. Employees who participate in workplace wellness plans:

  • Take less sick time off work
  • Have higher rates of productivity
  • Are happier in general
  • Enjoy an improved work-life balance

A good place to start is by addressing current health issues within your workplace. Do most employees have a sedentary job? Are there healthy snack or food options on hand? Is it a stressful work environment? Is worker safety an problem?

Understanding and addressing the most common issues first will encourage participation and continued growth of a workplace wellness plan.

There are many resources available to business owners and employees who are looking for a healthier workplace. A great place to start is by visiting this website, where you can find great ideas for improved wellness in your workplace, develop SMART goals and find support. Good luck!

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