10 reasons to be active at work

  1. Energy
    Activity perks you up, giving you more enthusiasm
  2. Mood
    Activity stimulates the ‘happy hormone’ noradrenaline, which makes you feel good. Everything seems easier and more enjoyable
  3. Stress
    Staying active while you cope with life’s ups and downs relaxes the mind and body, and helps to reduce the build up of tension
  4. Health
    Activity is the best investment you can make in your future health. It can help to protect you from heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers
  5. Self-esteem
    Lots of physical activities also build confidence and new skills
  6. Metabolism
    You can burn more energy at work and at rest as a result of being active, so it’s great for maintaining or losing weight
  7. Concentration
    Even a short active break helps to re-focus the mind and improve the quality and quantity of work that you do
  8. Strength
    You only get weaker as you age if you are inactive. Keeping bones and muscles strong, including the heart, protects you from disease, accidents and loss of independence
  9. Immunity
    Activity boosts the immune system, preventing minor illnesses, allowing you to enjoy work and play throughout the year
  10. Social life
    Activities with your team is great for getting to know your work colleagues better and expanding your network of friends

 

So now you know why, all that is left is for you to do is get up from your desk, take a walk round the block, or up and down the stairs, and keep active. Taking a 30 minute walk at lunchtime is great for giving your mind and body a break, allowing you to be more productive in the afternoon. Pick up the phone for other wellbeing or occupational health advice that could help your employees boost productivity at work.

On January 3, 2016, posted in: Occupational Health Posts by