Work Wellness Matters: Fitness in the Workplace

fitness in the workplace

Adopting a consistent workout routine can benefit everyone– from improved health to reduced stress and better sleep. Unfortunately, most people don’t get the exercise they need to stay healthy and productive. In fact, only 23% of people in the US get enough exercise to positively impact their health.

It should be a no-brainer why we don’t prioritize fitness as much as we should. As office jobs become more common, people begin adopting a more sedentary lifestyle. We spend most of the day at work sitting at a desk. By the end of the day, we get up from our chairs feeling sore, stiff, and tired. At home, we still have time-consuming responsibilities. It seems almost impossible to fit in exercise.

Instead of trying to exercise early in the morning or late at night, what if we brought our workouts to work? There are many benefits to working out with your coworkers, and implementing a workplace wellness program may not be as difficult or costly as you might think.

3 Reasons to Bring Fitness to the Company

1) Build Teamwork and Social Skills

By inviting others to regular group exercise sessions, you’ll be giving your colleagues a chance to build their teamwork skills outside of the traditional work environment they’re so used to. You’d also be encouraging employees and coworkers to establish interdepartmental connections which can be very rewarding for the whole team.

2) Boost Energy and Productivity

If your coworkers could use a step-up in productivity, scheduling a weekly workout might just give you the push you need to succeed. Exercise releases endorphins, which can boost your mood and energy levels. Scheduling a regular midday workout can also help your team fight fatigue and burnout. In addition, those who are more alert and engaged have a sharper memory, improved critical thinking skills, and better creativity.

3) Reduce Healthcare Costs

It’s not news that exercise is good for your health, but did you know that a good workout can do so much more than just help you manage your weight? Regular exercise can also relieve stress, improve heart health, and reduce the risks for many chronic diseases by boosting your immune system and promoting muscle growth.

In the long term, it saves millions of dollars in potential health care costs. The health benefits from regular exercise directly translate to less sick days taken, reduced susceptibility to common illnesses, and minimized risks of injury.

Work-Friendly Fitness Opportunities

These benefits may seem alluring, but what about the cost of setting aside time and space for a group workout? You don’t need an expensive, state-of-the-art gym to get moving. Coordinating workouts can include outdoor activities and boot camp-style workouts that don’t require heavy equipment or expensive gym memberships. You could also take walks during your lunch break, or set up a room for a yoga class.

If you’re looking for a fun, challenging and dynamic training program led by all-star certified Personal Trainers, check out Camp Gladiator. With the CG Corporate Wellness Program, Trainers come in-house and provide interactive health and fitness presentations to promote wellness in the workplace. For a limited time, Camp Gladiator is offering a Total Transformation Package in select cities.

Work Without Pain

Even for the most safety-minded and fit among us, aches and pains are sometimes unavoidable. If an injury or pain is keeping you from doing your best, schedule an appointment with Airrosti. We’ll pinpoint the root cause of your pain or injury and treat it at the source, without needles or surgery so you can get back to work feeling 100% pain free.

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