Healthy Employees Should Be A Priority
If you’re an employee, you know that healthy, happy employees are more productive. Employees who are healthy and fit are less likely to miss work due to illness. Many businesses have company wellness programs to encourage employees to adopt healthier habits. If you’re interested in increasing health and wellness in the workplace, but don't know where to start, the Downtown Athletic Club in Amarillo, Texas, can help.
A Lunch and Learn is a great way to bring fitness and health into the workplace. This event can either be hosted by the Downtown Athletic Club at their facility, or they can come to your office or other location. These events are aimed at giving employees the tools they need to lead a healthier lifestyle through exercise and proper diet.
There are a number of ways to incorporate fitness into work life. Many people thrive on challenge, friendly competition, and community. Organizing group fitness activities and creating fitness challenges and competitions is a fun way to encourage healthy activities and build a sense of community in the work place. Some other ideas include:
- A healthy snack program (no junk food vending machines)
- Company-funded gym memberships (or discounts)
- Exercise equipment at work
- Organized sports
- Awards and incentives for employees who meet fitness or other health related goals, such as a weight loss goal, running a 5K, or quitting smoking
Each year, companies lose millions of dollars as a result of loss of productivity due to illness, injury, and poor performance. Much of this can be prevented through improved health. If you or your business are looking for ways to positively impact health in the workplace, contact the Downtown Athletic Club to find out if a Lunch and Learn could benefit your work place.