We were born to move around, unfortunately most careers these days involve being desk-bound for the bulk of the day. Having worked in Media Sales for 15 years I get how pressure and general industry excesses can cause Health / Fitness to be put on the back-burner for a while. In reality, in times of high pressure and 'busyness' your Fitness should be a priority. There are many benefits for individuals and business's if Health and Fitness become central to any Business Culture. Here's just a few..........
When stressed at work you will experience an increase in a hormone called cortisol, this effects a Fight or Flight response. The problem is most office based stresses don't require fighting or running, so you need to find a way to clear those chemicals, the most obvious way is exercise. Reducing Stress leads to Clarity of thought, Creativity and Happiness.
We are born to move around not sit at a desk all day. Along with depleting Stress Hormones exercise releases mood-enhancing chemicals known as endorphins - the 'Happy Hormone'. Endorphin release can lead to a number of changes in the body, the main being a feeling of euphoria. A Happy workforce is a productive one.
Group Activities such as Boxcercise or Bootcamps take relationships to a new level, teams find new ways of working together, they build a great feeling of camaraderie
Fit employees have more sustained energy throughout the day, so they will bring the best of themselves to a task whatever time of the day.
Healthy employees are less likely to take sick days
A Good Employer
Employers that encourage fitness demonstrate a concern for their employees well-being. It's well documented that Employees NOTICE when an employer shows concern for their Health. Staff Turnover is significantly lower for those employees who choose to take advantage of Fitness programmes.
There are a hundred other reasons why a Fit and Healthy Company is a better place to work. If you'd like to find out more get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org