Sitting down for extended periods can be bad for your health, and companies should focus more on keeping their employees healthy by keeping them moving their bodies. There’s several health benefits to moving, and offices can be redesigned to promote movement. The floor layout can be altered to make the employees walk and exercise more. Managers can be involved, and workout routines can be added. Exercise or workout rooms can be a typical part of the company’s week. Meetings and workflows can be changes to facilitate walking more, and the focus on employee wellness can be a central point going forward.
- Given that sitting all day is probably bad for your health, it is perhaps no surprise that more mobile employees tend to be happier and more productive.
- Try to incorporate physical activity into normal workday practices whenever possible, and by making it easy to stay hydrated.
- Replace sitting meetings with standing and walking meetings in order to reduce sitting and make meetings shorter and more useful.
“Leaders who want to differentiate their companies should stand up (literally) and take notice.”