How to Improve the Health of Your Employees

How to Improve the Health of Your Employees

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The health of employees is vital as it can determine their productivity. There are several ways you can help your employees stay healthy; these include weight loss, healthy eating, and getting enough sleeping hours. According to research carried out by Forbes, employees will stick to a healthy routine when it’s introduced at work.

Ways to Improve the Health of Your Employees

Introduce health education

Having a short session of health education can help your employees learn a lot about how to stay healthy. It will motivate your employees and bring in a new culture that will not only save lives but also enhance performance at work. Besides, you can include simple, practical advice in the newsletter. 

Provide healthy food at work

Ensuring your employees eat at least a single healthy meal is more beneficial than having none at all. Besides, you can make sure there is a salad bar or a healthy eatery close to your offices. The food should be affordable to encourage your employees to buy from them instead of eating snacks and sodas from vending machines. Keep free water from Culligan of West Texas in the office and a bowl of fruits if the budget allows.

Provide free corporate screenings

Clinics at the workplace can come in handy. Since people do not have to get a day off, they will quickly have time for blood tests and other screenings. For a company with a tight budget, weight and blood pressure screenings will still go a long way to improve their health.

Offer onsite fitness

Exercise is one of the most efficient ways to enhance health. You can have an onsite fitness hall where there are bikes and weights to encourage your staff to work out. Give them ample time for exercises by extending their lunchtime break. When budget allows, hire an instructor to help them out.

Encourage healthcare to prevent diseases

According to research carried out by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, over 69 million people miss work every year because they are sick. Introducing preventative services will go a long way to reduce the number of sick days. Encourage your employees to go for colonoscopies and mammograms. Besides, they can get vaccinations for any common illness in your geographical location.

Give your employees mental and physical break

Allowing your employees to get enough time to rest is the best to ensure they remain healthy. Give them the “me” break where they can relax for a few minutes and forget about work. By the time the break is over, they will be energized to work and give better results.

Bottom Line

The above few suggestions can change how your employees perform at work. All you need is to implement them slowly and with time, your employees will embrace them.

However, the list is endless; if you keep researching, it is possible to find more ideas. Rearrange your brain and find what suits your industry best and offer it for those working for you. You might end up saving a life.

 

Author

Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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