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6 Strategies for promoting physical activity at work

Physical activity on a regular basis has numerous health benefits. Exercise decreases blood pressure and lessens our risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Working people do moderate-to vigorous-intensity activities that increase productivity and performance at work.

 

Physical activity has many advantages

Regular physical activities not only help us keep a healthy state of mind and body by lowering our blood pressure and risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, but they also help us maintain a healthy state of mind and body.

This means better productivity and performance at work for working individuals. Employers with healthy staff benefit as well. Healthy employees require fewer medical leave days and have lower healthcare costs.

What are some strategies for motivating employees to be more active and reap the benefits of physical activity?

 

Ways to motivate employees to be more active

Promote the use of stairs

Post posters or banners near elevator lobbies or stairwells at your office to encourage your coworkers or employees to take the stairs.

Stair climbing is a basic physical activity with plenty of options. Some workers may even form the habit of taking the stairs. This small gesture may encourage them to be more physically active.

Allow time for physical activity

Consider providing staff with weekly or biweekly time off to indulge in physical activity. Adults should engage in 30 minutes of moderate to strenuous activity five days a week.

Many organizations have done so, and their employees have expressed gratitude for management’s support in their pursuit of an active lifestyle.

Provide workout classes

Engage a fitness instructor to lead workout courses for your staff at lunch or after work. 60 minutes of aerobic activity, such as Zumba, should raise their heart rate! Muscle-strengthening exercises are also vital. Include some yoga or Pilates classes in your schedule.

Determine ambassadors

Employees who are enthusiastic about physical activity should be identified as ‘ambassadors.’ Their task as ambassadors would be to urge and influence colleagues to partake in regular physical activity.

They can accomplish this by forming exercise or hobby groups. They can also gather everyone to brainstorm methods to make exercise more enjoyable and engaging.

Participate in a healthy workplace ecosystem

Physical exercise programs are meant to help working people fit regular physical activity into their hectic schedules.

There are hour-long workout sessions that have been particularly planned to accommodate people of various fitness levels. Seniors who haven’t exercised in a while can begin with a moderate activity. These high-energy workouts are ideal for bringing colleagues together to engage in regular physical activity.

Start a running club

Running is an excellent way to increase your energy and restore your glow. Start a running group to train for the next marathon or simply to get back into shape. Put on your running shoes and begin running now.