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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Office Wellness: How to Stay Healthy this Season

The holidays tend to encourage needless consumption in many forms. We overspend, over-drink, and perhaps most inevitably, we overeat. Cookies, pies, and fruitcake are never as present as the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years. Office parties, with limitless booze and greasy hors d’oeuvres can lead to the loosening of belts. Family time usually involves lounging around and endless home cooked meals. With all the deliciously warm, homey food, it’s rare for fresh greens to regularly make their way onto a plate during the holiday season. Here at WCS, we aim to prevent the overindulgent rituals of December.

3 ways to keep employees healthy over the holidays:

Encourage hand washing. The best way to avoid catching a cold (or worse) is to wash hands frequently. Upgrade the office soap to a better brand/nicer smell and keep moisturizer close by to keep sickness from spreading in the workplace.

Banish holiday treats (without being a Grinch!). Rather than placing a tin of sugar cookies in the middle of the room or by the water cooler, tuck sweets away so employees aren’t tempted to nosh throughout the day. Out of sight out of mind.

Lead a walk outside. A daily 10-minute walk around the block feels refreshing and can minimize winter weight gain. Exposure to sunshine boosts levels of Vitamin D and can decrease the risk of seasonal depression among employees. Bundle up!

Take care of your employees and yourself this winter. Good health is the best present of all!

6 comments:

Zan said...

The 10 minute walk around the building is an activity our employees enjoy and benefit from. It is recommended for so many health-related reasons, and it's also a time to get to know each other better. Thanks for sharing the tip with everyone.

NLD said...

Thanks for this blog post. Really simple and easy to follow steps for me to use around the office. I would love to hear more of these simple and doable suggestions. Do you have ideas about how I can get my whole office involved in fun wellness activities? Things like group challenges or contests... Thanks!

NLD said...

Thanks for this blog post. Really simple and easy to follow steps for me to use around the office. I would love to hear more of these simple and doable suggestions. Do you have ideas about how I can get my whole office involved in fun wellness activities? Things like group challenges or contests... Thanks!

Corporate Health Responsibility said...

It's nice to see companies taking the initiative to care for their employees' health. This has proven to increase productivity. Hence, it's time that this idea takes place in all corporations.

CaraP said...

Another way to make sure you stay healthy over the holidays are to make sure you are getting all the right vitamins and supplements your body needs to stay healthy. I personally use vitamin C supplements to help boost my energy and stay active with all the holiday activities with family and friends going on. I recently found a new vitamin C product called Altrient-C made by Altrient. Check out their website and Facebook for more details.

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