UHA Worksite Wellness

Wellness Corner: How do I encourage wellness at my company?

Written by Valerie Davison on January 30, 2017. Posted in Well-Being

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The workspace has a tremendous influence on our personal wellbeing. A healthy workspace influences our choices and habits. Good design has been proven to improve productivity and collaboration and elicit mental and physical reactions that positively impact physical health, emotional well-being(mental health) and cognitive health.

Workplace wellness efforts don’t have to cost a lot, you just need to get creative and be willing to think outside the box. You can implement easy changes such as introducing standing desks or creating an area for exercise or meditation. Offering healthier options at work is another simple change—provide healthy office snacks like fruit instead of junk food, or replace the vending machine sodas with water. Consider workplace policies that encourage wellness by providing support and permission to engage in wellness practices.

Contact us to learn more and see how our customized approach can help you create a healthier workspace for your team.

 

Valerie Davison

Workplace Wellness Manager; Vice Chair, Hawaii Health at Work Alliance (HH@WA) Board of Directors

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