It is commonly accepted that our modern corporate lifestyle has chained many of us to our chairs, spending long hours at work slouched over a desk and keyboard. Unfortunately, our sedentary lifestyle is costly, not just in terms of health, but it has been proven to also affect productivity, resourcing and operations in general.
Some of the challenges facing Human Resource Departments today are the increasing number of cases dealing with sickness, early retirement and absenteeism, all of which have implications across the company.
Health and wellness at work is not a new concept. Whether organisations are based around services or products, Human Resources are all too aware of the importance of promoting a healthy lifestyle and ensuring that staff have an environment that respects them and does not affect them negatively in any way. It is such an important fundamental concept, it is also included in one of the universal goals put forward by the United National Global Compact, SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being.
We also think it is very important that these products while supporting your wellness programmes, should be aligned with your values and key messages.
Get Them Moving
As the doctor prescribed, the 10k steps a day is a great goal!
Recent research on more than one million adults found that sitting for at least eight hours a day could increase the risk of premature death by up to 60%! In fact, scientists now say that a sedentary lifestyle poses as great a threat to public health as smoking, and is causing more deaths than obesity.
So getting your staff moving is a priority. Whether it is a customised holder for their smartphones as they exercise or a branded hold all for them to use as they get involved in gyms and health clubs, it is a physical reminder that the organisation cares about getting employees to get moving!
Getting Active and Staying Refreshed
If your programme is goal-oriented, rewarding employees with useful everyday items to increase their motivation and overall well being will get results.
We can recommend a variety of promotional products to support your health and well-being campaigns …. desk drops, office signage, chill out room products … Swiss exercise balls, hula hoops and fitness trackers, branded pedometres, water bottles, fit bits, gym bags and exercise mats to mention a few.
We can also develop bespoke products that enhance your brand and fit with your corporate programme. Call us on 020 8288 8277 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss your specific health and well being corporate programmes.