When we factor in the potential increase in day-to-day productivity from the many cognitive and health benefits, encouraging exercise is a great way to boost your output. The health benefits will lead to increased well-being and less lost-time days due to sickness or health concerns. A fit employee is also capable of higher sustained maximal output in times of need – with that deadline looming you want your best in their best shape.
Exercise is also a great way for upper management to interact with employees in an informal environment which can mean more information sharing up and down the chain and better working relationships. Employees who participate in physical activity together and share difficult experiences develop closer relationships – this means better teamwork from your teams. A fit organization also means more opportunities for team building events that don’t revolve around alcohol and food. Exercise is also a clear path to improved well-being as an individual.
When it comes to improving self-confidence, promoting social interaction, developing a routine, improving sleep quality, and defeating hypertension, exercise is unparalleled in its ability to systemically improve the day-to-day experiences of your employees.
Support your employees in their efforts to thrive – support opportunities for fitness, healthy eating, and work-life balance.