There is a massive problem most employers are missing and it’s impacting your people’s wellbeing and your business performance. It’s affecting employee productivity, motivation, focus and mental health which in turn impacts your company tenfold.
According to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans1 by health.gov, 80% of your people aren’t getting enough daily physical activity.
We know you’ve tried to take internal wellbeing measures for your staff throughout time and you’ve enhanced your mental health solutions since the beginning of the pandemic, yet, there still seems to be something missing.
You’ve seen your staff, colleagues, friends and even yourself go through the emotional ups and downs from time to time, yet we always make an excuse for it. When someone is not performing to their best capability, we tend to blame it on; ‘The Monday Blues’, ‘The Midweek Slump’, ‘Lack of Sleep’, or just personal problems that, as business leaders, you don’t always want to get involved in. However, there’s a real reason why your staff appear to be lacklustre, and that’s their lack of physical activity and often a lack of company support with physical wellbeing.
Physical activity can improve performance, collaboration and physical health of employees and this comes down to two core things;
- There's an instant benefit from oxygen intake to the brain
- Over time physical improvement to the body
An expansion of blood oxygen increases an index of 5-HT synthesis in the human brain as measured using alpha-[(11)C]methyl-L-tryptophan and positron emission tomography. 3
When we perform cognitive-based tasks, various physiological changes occur that increase the supply of glucose and oxygen to our nervous system and the supply of highly concentrated oxygen positively affects cognitive processes.
Exercise ensures proper brain function in the hippocampus region. Not only does exercise keep blood, glucose and oxygen levels high, feeding the brain, but it also releases endorphins into the body giving you an immediate mood boost.
Physical improvement to the body
Corporate wellness programs traditionally include gym memberships, group classes or organisation based activities such as walking events. Yet, although these programs are well-intentioned, they will only work for the 20% of people physically active, which means you’re still dismissing 80% of your people with these solutions.
Of the 20% being targeted by these programs, gym membership retention statistics2 show that after just 6 months, 44% of people would have dropped out. This means that you’re only providing a long term solution for 11.2% of your staff and at that point, you’re just losing money.
Research4 shows that resistance based training far outweighs any other kind of physical activity you can undertake.
The New Way Forward
Incorporating resistance training into your and your employees day is indeed the new way forward.
There are many benefits to resistance training that can improve your health and overall performance at work.
For example; after age 30 our muscle mass decreases as much as 3-8% per decade but if you incorporate resistance training into you and your team's daily schedule, it will help prevent the natural loss of lean muscles mass that comes with ageing. 5
Your people are your competitive advantage and their performance dictates your success. So, now that you know that the benefits of resistance training outweigh your current initiatives, it’s time for you to find the right solution for you.
A solution that supports your employees from the comfort of home, increases their physical daily activity, increases healthy habits and ensures a good return on investment.
Using the SmartDeck, June provides guided workouts and real-time feedback from the comfort of home for employees.
June365 is 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.
Find out more here: https://www.june365.com/corporate-wellness