A challenge for you and your employees
With the ever-changing rules that we are facing and our uncertain futures it is understandable to feel off-kilter. Not knowing if we are coming or going and restrictions on seeing family and friends can wear even the strongest of people down. Routines aren’t what they used to be, working from home means we are a mere arm’s length away from reaching tasty treats. Many of us now work, sleep, eat, meet (via video conference) …at home and we can quite easily go a few days (or more) without even leaving the house!
We all know that human beings are social creatures and we crave interaction with others. It is one of many reasons why the past seven months may have been difficult for us and why a lot of people are feeling so unmotivated and disconnected. With few events to look forward to and exciting plans put on hold, it is easy to fall into bad habits of eating more and getting little to no exercise. Those 10,000 steps we all used to aim for – are they a thing of the past?
Now more than ever it is so important to make sure we are looking out for our employees, as well as our physical and mental health. So, we encourage you and your workforce to keep moving, get connected, set fitness goals, encourage one another, and challenge yourself.
How can you help encourage physical fitness within your workplace?
With the darker night’s drawing it is important to increase motivation and reconnect. As an employer how can you help encourage physical fitness within the workplace? You could set up an office (or virtual office) challenge for employees to draw on their competitive side. Team up, set goals and watch as miles tally up, fitness improves, and minds clear. Walk, run, jog, skip, the choice is yours.
The challenge can be both office wide with milestone goals of 100, 250, 500 or 1,000 miles and/or personal by challenging employees and colleagues to complete their own personal milestones of 13.1 miles, the mighty half marathon or dare I say it 26.2 miles – full marathon!
Exercise is proven to be a great benefit to mental health, and we can all help each other be fitter, stronger and healthier both physically and mentally. If the personal and office achievement alone wasn’t enough of an incentive you can even buy a little piece of memorabilia for your team by way of a t-shirt, medal or even an office trophy to boost morale.
Plus, for anyone who did want to purchase their half marathon tee and medal there is a 50% discount which will be applied at checkout by following the link and using the code below:
Discount Code – UNDERWOODHR
(please note discount is only available on the ABP Half marathon and Winchester half marathon tees).
Autumn and Winter needn’t be dull and dreary but fun and competitive. Boost mental and physical health by keeping motivated, motivating others and getting fit at the same time. Your employees, colleagues and friends will thank you.
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