When employers invest their time and money in wellness initiatives, they’re also sending a message to their teams: your physical and emotional health matters to our company. Simply put - we care about you. By committing to workplace wellness programs, you can attract, and retain, the best and brightest talent.
Of course, a program that resonates with one employee may not matter to another, so there needs to be some diversity in approach. Here are some ideas to help you get started.
Mental and Emotional Health
Yoga, meditation and breathing exercises are proven to decrease stress, calm anxiety and improve mental health. Relaxation rooms have also become popular for decompressing mid-day. You may want to consider team activities in support of a local non-profit, as giving back to the community also provides positive team building and emotional benefits.
There are so many options when it comes to positively influencing the team regarding physical fitness. Mix it up with fitness activities, cooking demos with a nutritionist, and wellness screenings. Yoga is a wonderful option since employees can do the exercises in comfortable work attire, and the benefits are both physical and mental. Wellness at Work can provide both in-person and virtual classes, making sessions easy to access and fit into busy days. Wellness at Work can provide both in-person and virtual classes, making sessions easy to access and fit into busy days.
To find out how to introduce wellness training at your workplace, let's chat!