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February 14, 2022

The pandemic increased focus on wellbeing - But were you helping in the right way?

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We know you tried your best to adapt your team to the ‘new way of living’ during the pandemic, but is what you’ve done enough?

There has been a massive positive shift within organisations that every business has had to reprioritise - the wellbeing of its employees.

The pandemic brought employee wellbeing to the top of your list and the past two years have tested every business leader in more ways than one. You’ve needed to quickly adapt to a range of measures to support your employees experiencing poor mental and physical health as a result of COVID-19, as well as making sure that their performance and your company goals weren't affected.

According to Mindset 1, there were four main reasons why mental health was negatively impacted above all else during this time. 

  1. Inevitable fear of falling ill
  2. Isolation and the social fallout of social distancing
  3. Uncertainty of your finances
  4. Grief

The changes that rippled around the world made us all realise what was most important, what we couldn’t lose and what we didn’t already have. 

The Movement

For most companies, to avoid the fear of falling ill, they adapted to a more remote way of working and for many, a later move to a hybrid model. If you were one of many leaders who have managed this transition, then you will be well aware of the varying degrees of impact this has had on your organisation, employees and yourself.

The transition to a remote/hybrid workforce also forced us to prioritise the wellbeing of employees and ensure support was available. Many leaders have reported to us that they have not been able to see the measurable impact or return these solutions have provided. While it felt good and ticked compliance, the real-world impact was not so easy to understand or see.

With the usual corporate ‘solutions’ like; gym memberships, on-site gyms or group activities being disabled, you had to find a virtual solution that ticked compliance as soon as possible. For some, they enhanced the number of video calls between colleagues to help with the lack of social interaction, for others they sent baskets or monetary vouchers to help with financial stress and some even created online resource centres for their staff to turn to in times of need. 

But was this enough?


The Problem

It’s been almost two years since the beginning of the pandemic and our people are still suffering from the enforced dynamic working conditions. Though some of us have thrived whilst working from home, some were affected by the lack of social connectedness, being able to separate home and work and self-motivation.

To try and address these, alongside varying wellness solutions, many leaders also implemented flexible work arrangements whereby employees either had set expectations around the number of days in the office verse home or have the choice of where they work on any day.

Yet, there is an ongoing health decline (mental, emotional or physical) across the workplace. If we have implemented solutions to resolve these issues, why is the decline still happening?

What we did not know or understand at the time, was that there's a bigger business performance issue that's likely different than we realise or have been educated on. 80% of your employees are not getting the benefit of daily physical activity, and it’s costing your business a fortune.

Presenteeism is the loss of productivity that occurs when ones’ employees are not fully functioning in their workplace because of an illness, injury, or any other condition. Its impact accounts for approximately 57.5 working days per year*.  

But what is the real cost of this for you as the employer?

Based on 100 employees earning the average New Zealand wage of $65, 000 NZD p/a, presenteeism would be costing a business a staggering $1,100,000NZD!

Want to figure out the cost to your organisation? Work it out here with our handy calculator: 

Productivity Impact Productivity 

What if there was a simple way to improve the physical health of your people whilst increasing performance, with collaboration and health at work? 


The Solution

If you can activate the 80% of employees to increase their physical activity daily, for every day they work out, you’ll both reap the benefits. 

Did you know that if you increase oxygen intake to the brain each day through physical activity, there are real scientific benefits to not just the body, but the mind? 

Not all exercise is created equal. The best exercise to create a sustained boost in oxygen level resistance training. When compared to other exercises like walking or interval training, just 11 minutes of resistance training can increase your oxygen intake at a higher level for up to 21 hours after you’ve done it.3




Boosting oxygen to the brain improves cognitive function, focusing the mind, improves performance, enhances our interpersonal relationships and reduces the risk of workplace burnout and injury.

The difference between traditional wellness solutions and targeted resistance training using June365 can improve; 


- Individuals improved performance and productivity.

- Improved interpersonal relationships and collaboration.

- Overall increased capacity to better manage stress and prevent burnout.

- An overtime improvement in physical health.

- An instant and continuous focus in the mind through immediate oxygen intake.


June365 provides resistance sessions designed to get your people moving from the comfort of home so you can support your people where they work and live.

Using the SmartDeck, June provides strength-based resistance guided workouts and real-time feedback from the comfort of home.

Designed to eliminate complexity, reduce excuses and create engaging habits. It’s created to fit into a busy lifestyle and express workouts start with the 11 minutes you need to see the boost in oxygen and immediate benefit at home and work!

If you’d like to learn more about our resistance training based solution, head on over to: https://www.june365.com/corporate-wellness


1: https://www.mindsetsd.com/blog/the-affects-a-pandemic-can-have-on-your-mental-health

2: https://www.govtech.com/blogs/lohrmann-on-cybersecurity/whats-really-the-reason-behind-the-great-resignation

3: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322277034_Brief_High-Intensity_Interval_Exercise_Improves_Selective_Attention_in_University_Students


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We know you tried your best to adapt your team to the ‘new way of living’ during the pandemic, but is what you’ve done enough?

There has been a massive positive shift within organisations that every business has had to reprioritise - the wellbeing of its employees.

The pandemic brought employee wellbeing to the top of your list and the past two years have tested every business leader in more ways than one. You’ve needed to quickly adapt to a range of measures to support your employees experiencing poor mental and physical health as a result of COVID-19, as well as making sure that their performance and your company goals weren't affected.

According to Mindset 1, there were four main reasons why mental health was negatively impacted above all else during this time. 

  1. Inevitable fear of falling ill
  2. Isolation and the social fallout of social distancing
  3. Uncertainty of your finances
  4. Grief

The changes that rippled around the world made us all realise what was most important, what we couldn’t lose and what we didn’t already have. 

The Movement

For most companies, to avoid the fear of falling ill, they adapted to a more remote way of working and for many, a later move to a hybrid model. If you were one of many leaders who have managed this transition, then you will be well aware of the varying degrees of impact this has had on your organisation, employees and yourself.

The transition to a remote/hybrid workforce also forced us to prioritise the wellbeing of employees and ensure support was available. Many leaders have reported to us that they have not been able to see the measurable impact or return these solutions have provided. While it felt good and ticked compliance, the real-world impact was not so easy to understand or see.

With the usual corporate ‘solutions’ like; gym memberships, on-site gyms or group activities being disabled, you had to find a virtual solution that ticked compliance as soon as possible. For some, they enhanced the number of video calls between colleagues to help with the lack of social interaction, for others they sent baskets or monetary vouchers to help with financial stress and some even created online resource centres for their staff to turn to in times of need. 

But was this enough?


The Problem

It’s been almost two years since the beginning of the pandemic and our people are still suffering from the enforced dynamic working conditions. Though some of us have thrived whilst working from home, some were affected by the lack of social connectedness, being able to separate home and work and self-motivation.

To try and address these, alongside varying wellness solutions, many leaders also implemented flexible work arrangements whereby employees either had set expectations around the number of days in the office verse home or have the choice of where they work on any day.

Yet, there is an ongoing health decline (mental, emotional or physical) across the workplace. If we have implemented solutions to resolve these issues, why is the decline still happening?

What we did not know or understand at the time, was that there's a bigger business performance issue that's likely different than we realise or have been educated on. 80% of your employees are not getting the benefit of daily physical activity, and it’s costing your business a fortune.

Presenteeism is the loss of productivity that occurs when ones’ employees are not fully functioning in their workplace because of an illness, injury, or any other condition. Its impact accounts for approximately 57.5 working days per year*.  

But what is the real cost of this for you as the employer?

Based on 100 employees earning the average New Zealand wage of $65, 000 NZD p/a, presenteeism would be costing a business a staggering $1,100,000NZD!

Want to figure out the cost to your organisation? Work it out here with our handy calculator: 

Productivity Impact Productivity 

What if there was a simple way to improve the physical health of your people whilst increasing performance, with collaboration and health at work? 


The Solution

If you can activate the 80% of employees to increase their physical activity daily, for every day they work out, you’ll both reap the benefits. 

Did you know that if you increase oxygen intake to the brain each day through physical activity, there are real scientific benefits to not just the body, but the mind? 

Not all exercise is created equal. The best exercise to create a sustained boost in oxygen level resistance training. When compared to other exercises like walking or interval training, just 11 minutes of resistance training can increase your oxygen intake at a higher level for up to 21 hours after you’ve done it.3




Boosting oxygen to the brain improves cognitive function, focusing the mind, improves performance, enhances our interpersonal relationships and reduces the risk of workplace burnout and injury.

The difference between traditional wellness solutions and targeted resistance training using June365 can improve; 


- Individuals improved performance and productivity.

- Improved interpersonal relationships and collaboration.

- Overall increased capacity to better manage stress and prevent burnout.

- An overtime improvement in physical health.

- An instant and continuous focus in the mind through immediate oxygen intake.


June365 provides resistance sessions designed to get your people moving from the comfort of home so you can support your people where they work and live.

Using the SmartDeck, June provides strength-based resistance guided workouts and real-time feedback from the comfort of home.

Designed to eliminate complexity, reduce excuses and create engaging habits. It’s created to fit into a busy lifestyle and express workouts start with the 11 minutes you need to see the boost in oxygen and immediate benefit at home and work!

If you’d like to learn more about our resistance training based solution, head on over to: https://www.june365.com/corporate-wellness


1: https://www.mindsetsd.com/blog/the-affects-a-pandemic-can-have-on-your-mental-health

2: https://www.govtech.com/blogs/lohrmann-on-cybersecurity/whats-really-the-reason-behind-the-great-resignation

3: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322277034_Brief_High-Intensity_Interval_Exercise_Improves_Selective_Attention_in_University_Students


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