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We tend to think of burnout as an individual problem. When an individual gets burnt out we begin with ways we can support them to reduce stress, improve energy and feel more productive... So what happens when an organisation has many people experiencing burnout?

Most companies turn to gym contracts or leisure centres as a way to help their physical wellbeing. They may also be offered ‘mental health days’ or ‘flexible working hours to help their mental wellbeing.

However, there is a better solution for your company that could help tackle every aspect of your wellbeing, and ultimately, reduce ‘burnout’. 

This is where resistance training comes in. Through this article, you’ll come to realise why resistance training is the best way to create a sustained increase in physical wellness but also mental Firepower

According to ‘Gallup's Perspective on Employee Burnout: Causes and Cures 2020’, Burnout is on the rise and is putting your best people at risk. Did you know that 28% of workers experience burnout ‘very often’ or ‘always’? The side effects of burnout can range from mild to severe for your people and organisation. Here are some of those effects of burnout from the same study:


  • Reduced Productivity
  • Lower Quality of work
  • Disorganisation
  • Wasted time
  • Negative Attitudes
  • Poor Health
  • Absenteeism
  • Presenteeism
  • Turnover


As you can see from above, burnout affects employees on an individual level and your company on an economic level. Proving that when employees are affected at a personal level, their; lower productivity or poor health can impact the overall turnover of the business. 


The economic impact.


According to Gallup, the cost of burnout is estimated at 18% of an employees salary; so we’ve done the math's for you.




The average salary in New Zealand is around $56,000, as we discussed above, 28% of your employees experience burnout, so by deducting 18% of those peoples salaries, the overall cost of your business, for a 100 people business is $283,046.40 per annum. 



So, what are you doing to address burnout, build resilience & improve performance?


Research

According to the research by Washington Post*, resistance training has been linked to reducing the anxiety and depression that comes from burnout, as well as the main benefits of inducing added physical strength. 

To get down to the science of it, ‘resistance training, like other exercises, induces the release of a protein called BDNF, or brain-derived neurotrophic factor, into the hippocampus region of the brain. Among other functions, the hippocampus is responsible for mood regulation, and in people who are depressed, it shrinks up to 25 per cent of its normal volume.’  

The science and the research are both there, which to us, solidifies that resistance training is the best way to go to reduce burnout and promote a healthy physical & mental practice within your company.


The results


After four weeks of the exercise participants had greater positive well-being and personal accomplishment, and as a result less psychological distress, perceived stress, and emotional exhaustion.

June365, with the digital coach and smartdeck, app and personalised workouts from the comfort of your own home. June measures the progress of employees to help businesses track their resilience, productivity,  and happiness, knowing that; Happiness leads to success, exercise makes you happy and moods are contagious.

Find out more here.


*https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/weightlifting-depression-anxiety-help/2020/09/01/d1036794-e882-11ea-bc79-834454439a44_story.html

This article provides general health and wellbeing information. It is not intended to be medical or nutritional advice specific to you. Please consult an appropriate healthcare professional, such as your GP, a registered dietitian or nutritionist for any specific concerns.

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We tend to think of burnout as an individual problem. When an individual gets burnt out we begin with ways we can support them to reduce stress, improve energy and feel more productive... So what happens when an organisation has many people experiencing burnout?

Most companies turn to gym contracts or leisure centres as a way to help their physical wellbeing. They may also be offered ‘mental health days’ or ‘flexible working hours to help their mental wellbeing.

However, there is a better solution for your company that could help tackle every aspect of your wellbeing, and ultimately, reduce ‘burnout’. 

This is where resistance training comes in. Through this article, you’ll come to realise why resistance training is the best way to create a sustained increase in physical wellness but also mental Firepower

According to ‘Gallup's Perspective on Employee Burnout: Causes and Cures 2020’, Burnout is on the rise and is putting your best people at risk. Did you know that 28% of workers experience burnout ‘very often’ or ‘always’? The side effects of burnout can range from mild to severe for your people and organisation. Here are some of those effects of burnout from the same study:


  • Reduced Productivity
  • Lower Quality of work
  • Disorganisation
  • Wasted time
  • Negative Attitudes
  • Poor Health
  • Absenteeism
  • Presenteeism
  • Turnover


As you can see from above, burnout affects employees on an individual level and your company on an economic level. Proving that when employees are affected at a personal level, their; lower productivity or poor health can impact the overall turnover of the business. 


The economic impact.


According to Gallup, the cost of burnout is estimated at 18% of an employees salary; so we’ve done the math's for you.




The average salary in New Zealand is around $56,000, as we discussed above, 28% of your employees experience burnout, so by deducting 18% of those peoples salaries, the overall cost of your business, for a 100 people business is $283,046.40 per annum. 



So, what are you doing to address burnout, build resilience & improve performance?


Research

According to the research by Washington Post*, resistance training has been linked to reducing the anxiety and depression that comes from burnout, as well as the main benefits of inducing added physical strength. 

To get down to the science of it, ‘resistance training, like other exercises, induces the release of a protein called BDNF, or brain-derived neurotrophic factor, into the hippocampus region of the brain. Among other functions, the hippocampus is responsible for mood regulation, and in people who are depressed, it shrinks up to 25 per cent of its normal volume.’  

The science and the research are both there, which to us, solidifies that resistance training is the best way to go to reduce burnout and promote a healthy physical & mental practice within your company.


The results


After four weeks of the exercise participants had greater positive well-being and personal accomplishment, and as a result less psychological distress, perceived stress, and emotional exhaustion.

June365, with the digital coach and smartdeck, app and personalised workouts from the comfort of your own home. June measures the progress of employees to help businesses track their resilience, productivity,  and happiness, knowing that; Happiness leads to success, exercise makes you happy and moods are contagious.

Find out more here.


*https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/weightlifting-depression-anxiety-help/2020/09/01/d1036794-e882-11ea-bc79-834454439a44_story.html

This article provides general health and wellbeing information. It is not intended to be medical or nutritional advice specific to you. Please consult an appropriate healthcare professional, such as your GP, a registered dietitian or nutritionist for any specific concerns.

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