Britain’s Healthiest Workplace survey reveals a productivity boost from health incentives and promote better workplaces in order to recruit and retain staff, support their health and, in the process, boost productivity.
On average 190 million absence days are taken in the UK. This on average amounted to 6.5 days per employee and cost an average of £760 per employee per year Proactively promoting and implementing health and well-being strategies in the workplace and enabling staff to choose healthier options or lifestyles is key to preventing illness arising in the first place.
With most adults spending a substantial proportion of their daily lives in the workplace, employers can play a vital role in improving the health and wellbeing of the work force. This may include ongoing workplace health promotion, raising awareness of particular health issues and supporting employees to make healthier lifestyle choices.
Everyone knows that regular exercise is good for the body. But exercise is also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health... It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts overall mood – mental health is a key reason for low productivity and absenteeism at work.
Exercise Improves mood and mental health. Exercise promotes chemicals in the brain that improve your mood and make you more relaxed. Specifically, the brain releases feel-good chemicals called endorphins throughout the body. Physical activity reduces anxiety and depressed mood, and enhances self-esteem, happy employees are great employees.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development suggests that for manual workers one the most significant cause of short-term absence is musculoskeletal conditions, such as neck strains and repetitive strain injury, followed by back pain and stress.
Exercises for lower back pain can strengthen back, stomach, and leg muscles.