Health & Wellness

5 Top Tips for Wellness in the Workplace

By Heidi Dening | May 7, 2020
Health & Wellness| Achiever Network

I met Heidi about a year ago at a workplace conference in Brisbane. We promised that we would keep in touch when coming back to Sydney. You know how it goes, that initial awkwardness of introducing yourself, you exchange business cards, have a chat about synergies, never to hear from that person again.

Sure enough though, a couple of weeks later we met up for coffee and have not looked back. We have been collaborating ever since and, more importantly, Heidi has given me some invaluable advice in enhancing my wellness, which is why I asked her to guest blog for me.

If you are a business owner, a leader, or an employee looking to enhance your wellness, you have come to the right place. Check out Heidi’s 5 top tips below for wellness in the workplace.

What is wellness in the workplace?

Wellness in the workplace is any health promotion activity, organisation policy, or ongoing educational program that is designed to support the health and wellbeing of people who work.

The goal of workplace wellness programs is to improve vitality, reduce reactions to sterss, and increase productivity levels. This ensures the health and happiness of individuals is enhanced, which leads to a more successful organisation.

In Australia, wellness programs designed specifically for the unique strengths and challenges of each workplace have become a fast growing area. This has lead to many companies turnign to experienced consultants to ensure they stay or become an employer of hoice, while maintaining their economic advantage.

Why should we incorporate wellness in the office?

It makes business sense for companies to invest in wellness programs as part of their people strategy.

In 2010, the Global Economic Forum told us that if employees take an unfavourable view of a company’s promotion of health and wellbeing, they are four times more likely to leave in the next 12 months. Ouch!

So what are some of the initiatives you can put in place at work to ensure your team members are thriving? Here are five starting points to enhance wellness in a workplace.

1. Brain Breaks – if you want your staff to be the best they can be, to work efficiently, and produce results, you need to encourage them to have mini-breaks every day. This will give