The majority of all New Year Resolutions are fitness related. And for the first fortnight of the New Year, the overcrowded gyms and the increase in slightly unfit joggers on our streets are testament to this. However, it takes willpower and determination to keep to any resolution and usually by mid-January we are all back to our old habits. But why not take wellbeing into the workplace and encourage healthy eating and good wellness practices within your office environment? What better place to have others help motivate you into continuing with your New Year Resolutions!
It is not difficult to implement a few changes to benefit the wellbeing of employees. Have a bowl of fresh fruit available so that staff can snack on fruit rather than chocolate and sugary treats. Here at Dröm UK we also have a selection of herbal teas as an alternative to tea and coffee if required. Herbal teas are full of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals to help boost your energy levels, aid concentration and detoxify the body. And it is well documented that drinking water throughout the day helps keep your body hydrated which helps focus and concentration as well as flushing out toxins. If you keep a bottle of water on your desk you will be surprised how easy it is to keep sipping from it without even thinking!
We are also very privileged in that we work in a Showroom dedicated to showing off the benefits of wellbeing! Staff can take a break from staring at their computer screens and relax on one of our heated loungers enabling them to clear their mind and restore mental clarity before heading back to their desks. The radiant heat also eases any muscular tension built up from poor desk posture and encourages blood flow and good circulation.
Utilise your lunchbreaks to take a short walk. The fresh air will help clear your lungs enabling you to take in more oxygen as you take deep breaths. The increased oxygen in your cells gives you more energy and helps to sharpen your mind and will also help stimulate your immune system. The fresh air also helps improve your heart rate, blood pressure and metabolic rate.
So if we are really determined to stay healthy in 2015, implementing these few small changes into your working day will help enormously to keep you focused and motivated. After all, once you see results and feel better in yourself, it is much easier to keep going!