We all live very busy lives. Trying to find the balance between our work life and personal life is a juggle, particularly for working parents with busy families.
At GPA, we spend our days working on finding the best healthcare solutions for our clients. We also find it important to walk the walk when it comes to our health and wellness, even in the workplace. We, too, are working to try and find balance in our lives, so while we are focused on your health, it’s also important that we focus on our own.
Corporate wellness is a benefit that employers can provide to their staff members that not only makes for happier and healthier employees but can increase productivity overall. Offering regular wellness classes or encouraging your employees to step away for a few minutes shows them that you care about their wellbeing, and a happy, healthy workplace will lead to longer employee retention, increased productivity and a more positive workplace culture. Taking the time to pause, stretch, get the heart rate going for a lunch or mid-afternoon walk, or simply just taking the time to stand up for a while is crucial. Sitting for often 8 hours a day can take a toll on our health.
Working at stand-up desks to keep us moving and shifting throughout the day and keeping water handy to stay hydrated are two simple ways we try and support the ongoing health of our own team. Another thing we practice is Boardroom Yoga, a class that our employees look forward to each month. We find a space outside or gather in the conference room with a yoga instructor who guides us through stretching and offers us tips on wellness that can be applied during the work day. With special breathing exercises, stretches, meditation and nutrition tips, we leave these sessions revitalized and ready to continue to provide the services that help you care for your employees.
Here’s a peek at one of our recent Boardroom Yoga sessions.
Do you have some other ideas as to how to bring more mindful wellness into your office culture? Share them with us in the comments below.
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