Aimed to bring simple health and fitness practices in to the workplace, this is the perfect way to:
Increase staff retention and
decrease staff sickness levels.
These tailored days are a proven way to help employees become
more aware of their general health and fitness
both at work and home, which only means only good things for employers:
- better productivity and concentration levels
- lower sickness rates in high pressure environments
- higher retention rates - employees having a fun place to work!
- team building and rapport between departments
- increase in employee engagement
- enhanced corporate & social values
- and most importantly, healthier and happier staff!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Each wellness day is designed in line with your workplace, employees and business day.
All sessions are broken down into short & sweet 15 minute blocks, to avoid any disruption to your operation.
Whether warehouse, large office or small business - I can design a day aimed to educate, de-stress and have some fun.
Options available are:
Introduction & Welcome Breakfast
Morning Stretch Sessions
Short Workout Sessions
Basic Health Checks
Nutrition & General Health Presentation
Smoothie Desk Deliveries
Healthy Lunch - with recipes to take home
Mindfulness & Meditation
Healthy Living Take Home Packs
Employee Sports Day
Football & Tennis based team building activities
Something you DON'T see? Just ask!
Simply fill out the contact form or give me a call!
People are less active nowadays, partly because technology has made our lives easier.
We drive cars or take public transport. Machines wash our clothes. We entertain ourselves in front of a TV or computer screen.
Fewer people are doing manual work, and most of us have jobs that involve little physical effort. Work, house chores, shopping and other necessary activities are far less demanding than for previous generations.
We move around less and burn off less energy than people used to. Research suggests that many adults spend more than seven hours a day sitting down, at work, on transport or in their leisure time.
We go to work, sit at desks all day, sit in the car or on the train on the way home, then sit down when we get home because were so exhausted from sitting down all day!
People who do regular activity have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some cancers.
Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
ALERT & FOCUSED BRAINS
A study was taken during a week long leadership development program. As part of the program, participants started the day early with exercise – yoga, walking, or strength training.
After a few days, the feedback was that the participants who were ‘working out’ early, were more focused and engaged; they did not experience the 2pm afternoon slump; and they retained more concepts compared to another class participating in the exact same program only without the morning exercise. Exercise improves your alertness, focus and ultimately improves your job performance.
ENERGY LEVELS IMPROVED
In a University of Georgia randomised controlled trial, researchers split people into three groups – low-intensity, moderate-intensity and a control group (no exercise). During the six week experiment, both exercise groups reported growing levels of energy compared to the control group. And, the good news, the low-intensity group reported less fatigue than the moderate intensity group.
IMPROVED BRAIN FUNCTION
People who are physically active score better on cognitive tests than people living a sedentary lifestyle. In a clinical trial it was proven that there was a clear link between physical fitness, brain function and reduced stress levels at work.
The lead researcher said, that there was a marked improvement in the employee’s mood and cognition from the exercise group with the exercising group showing a four percent increase in overall brain function. When your brain is performing at full capacity, you can focus, concentrate,
and make better decisions, all essential if you are going to be
more effective and efficient.
WORKING THROUGH DISCOMFORT
When you exercise, you are uncomfortable; but, you keep going. You walk to the end of the street, you do another rep or you run just one more minute. Being productive and getting work done at times is just really about pushing yourself to finish that sentence, make that phone call and be slightly uncomfortable. Exercise trains you on how you choose to work through discomfort.
Exercise is the secret sauce of highly effective, productive people.
Sources : John Medina, author of Brain Rules; Body-Brain Performance Institute in association with Swinburne’s University and Brain Sciences Institute