Much of the focus in preventing worker’s compensation claims is typically on workplace safety. However, taking steps to improving the health of your employees can also mean a reduction of illness and injury at work.
We’ve gathered a few ideas for encouraging healthy movement and exercise at work, without reducing the productiveness of your employees.
A recent trend involves desks that feature adjustable heights designed to be used while standing. Reducing the amount of time spent sitting still at a desk can improve heart and body health. Treadmill desks are even available, allowing the person to walk while completing their work that would normally require them to remain seated.
Provide a gym at the workplace
Having a gym on the premises allows employees to workout during breaks and lunch. The convenience of a gym at work encourages employees to exercise and therefore improves their over-all health.
A little competition
Host health competitions/challenges among your employees with fun rewards.
Encourage movement breaks and keep the health of your employees in mind.
The immediate benefits may be unclear, but the long-term benefits of having fit and healthy employees should not be over-looked.