A growing body of data supports the idea that enabling and encouraging employees to move around the office and be more physically active on the job supports higher productivity. Straightforward ways of supporting employee health include on-site wellness classes, healthier in-house meal and snack options, and offering classes and boot camps. You can also embrace the use of walking meetings, promote good hydration, and design your office to encourage people to walk more. Always remember to find out what your employees feel they want and need to be healthier.
- A simple way for a company to get started is to educate employees on the importance of exercise and to offer opportunities for employees to start moving.
- If a department has fewer printers and trash bins, employees will have to get up from their desks and move around to access these items.
- Host meetings where the participants stand or walk instead of spending the time sitting around a conference table.
“Data collected about people who are able to move throughout the day shows that active employees are more productive and have sharper mental acuity than their sedentary counterparts.”