At the heart of every successful company is an empowered people. Without employees contributing to maximum productivity levels, companies fail to reach their full potential. It is more important than ever for employers to invest in the well-being of their employees like workplace wellness. What better way to do so, than to advocate fitness culture?
Besides contributing to improved body composition and overall health. Fitness provides many benefits to help employees perform at their best:
1. Exercise gives employees more energy
Contrary to popular beliefs, exercising provides individuals with more energy. Physical exercise promotes better blood circulation throughout the body, thereby providing the brain with all the nutrients it needs to stay focused and alert. Particularly, exercising releases endorphins which acts as a natural high to help minimize discomfort and foster feelings of well-being.
2. Exercising encourages goal achievement
Exercising is a delicate art that pushes the individual to seek self-improvement. Whether the goal is to train for an additional 10 minutes or to increase the weights, exercising puts the individual in a position to make goals and work towards achieving them. These are values that transcend over to all areas of life.
3. Exercising improves confidence
Exercising contributes to living a purposeful life. In other words, by setting out goals and crushing them, exercising makes one feel more confident about their own capabilities. Naturally so, this confidence translates to higher goals setting and a continued desire to strive for excellence.
4. Fit-employees make good leaders
Employees who partake in a fitness lifestyle have a strong sense of discipline, which tends to help them lead others. The confidence they show also helps reassure and direct others with optimism. Moreover, in times of crisis fit-minds tend to be the first ones to jump on the opportunity to solve problems.
5. Employees who exercise are less stressed
Today’s work-environment is the greatest contributor to stress and fatigue. So, exercising helps to alleviate this work induced stressed by keeping the body young and making the mind strong. Individuals who are less stressed contribute better quality work and prove to be more focused, positive and happy.
P.S: A well-thought-out training plan can help to address posture and movement efficiency.
6. Promoting fitness at the workplace improves teamwork
Creating a work environment that promotes fitness helps strengthen relationships amongst employees. It takes away from the mundane dynamics of work relations and provides an atmosphere of support for one another. Employees who learn to work together outside of work can then take that same skill to be more efficient during business hours.
7. Workplace wellness programs show that employers care
It is not uncommon for employees to feel undervalued or unappreciated. Therefore, introducing a company wellness program is a nice way for employers to show that they truly care about the well-being of their employees. This gratitude translates to improved team chemistry.
About the Author
Coach KZ is the Head-Trainer at OmniFitness in Lawrence, KS and the founder of the ‘KZ FIT’ fitness app.
Before launching himself into the fitness industry, he worked with reputable companies like Nike, Boston Financials and DST & Systems. In the summer of 2018, he obtained his license to be a personal trainer from the International Sport & Science Association. Ever since he has been serving as an advocate of health and wellness for everyday people.