Workplace Wellness: Where Do We Start?

Workplace Wellness: Where Do We Start?

There’s quite the buzz about workplace wellness at the moment. Organisations of all sizes are switching on to the fact that healthy and happy employees have a positive impact on company culture, morale, engagement and productivity. Ensuring the wellbeing of staff can increase employee attraction and retention, reduce levels of absenteeism, improve team spirit and reduce costs. Why then are so many companies reluctant to start a wellness programme? And for those that have started, how come so many of them have been unsuccessful?

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The 5 Building Blocks for a Healthy Day at Work

The 5 Building Blocks for a Healthy Day at Work

It’s important to lay a solid foundation to give yourself every chance of having a healthy and a productive day at work. There will always be factors that impact our day that are outside of our control. How we deal with these unplanned issues and events is important and the more prepared we are the better chance we have of hurdling them successfully without allowing them to negatively impact our day.

There are 5 areas that are fully within our control that I always try to stay on top of. They are the building blocks of my day and lay the foundations for my most productive days at work.

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25 Reasons to Get On Your Bike

25 Reasons to Get On Your Bike

Keeping a healthy lifestyle seems to become progressively harder as time goes on. This seems to become even more so, once you get stuck in that 40+ hour work week as we all do. When it gets more difficult to find time to work out you need to be able to prioritize the best bang for your buck activities.

Did you know that cycling as little as 15 minutes a day can have a profound impact on your overall health? Cycling to work is a great way to fit some exercise into your work day if you have that option. The benefits aren't limited to road cycling though, you can take a spin class, ride your bike on a trainer or even just go to your local gym!

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The Strategy of Employee Wellness

The Strategy of Employee Wellness

Employee wellness is evolving within a rapidly changing work environment. Companies are now understanding that to be effective, wellness needs to be used as a business strategy, which means moving past the traditional concept of health and wellness in the workplace as a mainly physical approach and focusing, instead, on the concept of developing the whole person.  Using corporate wellness as a business strategy not only creates a competitive advantage for your business, but also implements evidence-based corporate wellness programming alongside workforce professional and personal development. At its core, this business strategy looks at what people factors are statistically connected to better business results, rather than focusing solely on the traditional management of risk factors (Body Mass Index, Blood Pressure, Nutrition, Physical Activity) and claims of health care reductions.

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5 Techniques to Prevent The Flu

5 Techniques to Prevent The Flu

Your body has an innate desire to be well and to function optimally.  If you don’t believe me, think about when you accidently scratch yourself or get a cut – your body naturally and automatically starts the healing process.

Your body works 24/7 to always optimize your health. By incorporating simple, easy routines into our daily life you can boost your immune system, which in turn will prevent you from getting common illnesses like a cold or the flu this season. 

In this post you will learn 5 easy techniques and strategies you can start applying today to boost your immune system and keep your body healthy, happy and strong.

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5 Step Morning Routine to Increase Daily Productivity

5 Step Morning Routine to Increase Daily Productivity

We often hear about the routines of highly successful individuals. They know how important it is to get a good start to the day and the impact it will have on the rest of their day.

Tony Robbins follows a well known morning routine that consists of an ice cold water plunge, a form of meditation that he calls "priming" to put him in a peak state and some brief, intense exercise.

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Gym of 2020 – Working Out at the Office

Gym of 2020 – Working Out at the Office

If you haven’t heard, “Sitting Disease” is the new smoking and its killing Americans. With the vast majority of hours being racked up in the office, individuals now more than ever, need to find ways to be physically active at their desk.  So what’s the latest in fitness technology and products? Here are a few creative options:

Office Furniture that doubles as Gym Equipment

Treadmill desks have been around for a while and now the data is showing how effective they really are.

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Understanding Ergonomics at Work

Understanding Ergonomics at Work

Why are ergonomics so important in the office?

Ergonomics encourage people to have a comfortable experience whilst at work by reducing any injuries that may be caused due to awkward posture and straining of the muscles due to repetitive tasks. Injuries can go unnoticed and employees do not realise that they can have long term effects on their health, ongoing exposure to these risks can cause stress to the mind and body and therefore lead to ergonomic injuries.

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Top 10 Quick Exercises for Busy Entrepreneurs

Top 10 Quick Exercises for Busy Entrepreneurs

Most entrepreneurs complain that they don't have time to exercise. With the hectic schedule and the amount of work you need to attend to every now and then, it would be understandable if you don't have time to drive to the gym and flex your body. Take note however that a good exercise does not need to be strenuous, unless you want to lose weight fast, improve your cardiovascular health, and increase your stamina.

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