Last month I was asked to come into the very friendly and progressive company, National Business Capital, to have a bit of fun with the employees and take them through a nice stretching routine that they can implement into their busy days right at or next to their desks! We laughed, we took deep breaths, we got the blood flowing. I received several awesome emails afterwards letting me know about different ways in which that morning visit improved their day. :-)
It's a new year and as such, I see many companies embracing employee wellness programs now more than ever. Yay for 2017! Yay for smart management! WIth increased employee satisfaction and productivity and decreased sick days, you can see how the value and ROI far surpasses the investment.
Do you own or work for a company like this? Do you want to see more companies - large AND small - taking time to educate and motivate their employees to take good care of their minds & bodies?
Employee wellness programs may include stretching breaks, yoga, meditation, workout classes or personal trainers, nutrition consults, cooking demos, one-on-one health coaching, vital signs and consultations, a group sport, race, or contest.
I challenge you to speak with your boss about a potential employee wellness program being implemented or upgraded in your company. If you ARE the boss, keep this in mind… healthy and productive employees are your biggest asset!
Pictured: Silly activity at National Business Capital to "break the ice" before we started Stretch and Relax. (Sorry to those I did not capture in the picture! Next time I'll try to take more pictures).