Our infographic walks through some key workplace wellness opportunities and common pitfalls of the office. Anti-stress techniques such as stress balls or even a brisk walk may help improve creativity while effectively burning energy.
Healthy snacks on hand provide the willpower to pass up office doughnuts, candy, and sugary treats. They also help fight fatigue and improve focus. Green tea is known to aid in concentration and promote a feeling of well-being when you're bogged down with assignments.
Don’t think a brisk walk won’t help? It is estimated that an increase in two years of life expectancy can be realized by reducing sitting time to less than three hours a day. Americans sit an average of 8.9 hours each day! Research has established a clear link between an over sedentary lifestyle and obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancers.
Consider walking every half an hour, even if for only a minute or so. Studies show that a minute walk every half an hour can burn 43% more energy each day.
The importance in workplace safety cannot be understated. Workplace injuries and fatalities cost businesses $125 billion annually with sprains and strains accounting for nearly 40% of the injuries reported at work.
6 million people suffer non-fatal injuries in the office every year. The key to workplace wellness and workplace safety is in being prepared and keeping health and safety in focus.
Take a look and we hope that some of these wellness ideas lead to a longer, happier, and healthier life.