British Employees spend more time at work than most of Europe, statistically, the average office job demands a 43 Hour week.
Now when we think about our offices, fitness is definitely not the first thing that springs to mind. Many of us spend our days sitting at our desks looking at our computer screens, and a lot of us even eat lunch at our desks.
However, encouraging fitness in the workplace is an amazingly beneficial option for any employer. During exercise our body releases a hormone called 'Endorphin' - This provides our bodies with more energy, an improvement in self confidence, a higher positive attitude towards work, and decreased 'Cortisol' levels (Stress hormone) - In turn, improving the overall working environment.
A healthy, active employee is also less likely to get sick - If there is a bug going around the office, those who do not look after themselves and exercise regularly are far more likely to fall ill. Encouraging exercise among staff can not only boost short-term attendance rates, it can also have an effect on the long-term absenteeism too. Employers looking for any advice on boosting employee health can visit my website, or directly message myself 'Robert.Hemingway@International-PT.com' for any inquiries.
There are a multitude of different ways for employers to encourage their staff to keep fit, regardless of the size of the company. Now we often hear big stories on large companies who can afford to build in-house gyms for their employees. Whilst that is a fantastic solution to encouraging workplace fitness, it is hardly realistic for the majority of world-wide companies.
If you run a fairly small company, the chances are you wont have a big budget to spend on keeping your employees physically active. However, there a few simple, low maintenance ways to promote fit