June is the time to celebrate health and wellness. It is a time for employers to showcase how they help create healthier, happier employees. It serves as a reminder of how organizations that invest in the well-being of their employees benefit from a more productive, engaged workforce and a captivating company culture that drives recruitment and retention.
Eating well, exercising, and focusing on our overall health makes us feel good about ourselves and makes us more productive at work – and research has confirmed this for years. When employees live healthier lives, they increase their worth in the marketplace, add value to the company, and become more productive workers.
- “Eating unhealthily is linked with a 66 percent increased risk of loss of productivity”
- “Rare exercise is linked with a 50 percent increased risk of low productivity”
- “The researchers found that people between ages 30 and 39 were the most likely to experience a loss in productivity”
Here are some tips to get the most out of Professional Wellness Month:
1) Take time to exercise. Even walking around the block every day during work helps!
2) Take time for yourself during the week, it will strengthen your performance at work. Enhance your knowledge by taking a class or special workshop.
3) Take time to reconnect with former colleagues and friends who have knowledge and experience to share.
4) Take a “mini-sabbatical” away from technology to clear and refresh your mind.
5) Add to your vacation time or plan a longer time for a Reboot Break to enable new thinking approaches, and refresh your body, mind, spirit, and perspective.
If you need some help, the library has the following resources:
Factors Affecting Worker Well-being: The Impact of Change in the Labor Market Call Number Proquest eBook Central Online Access Click to View
Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-being, Wisdom, and Wonder Call Number HF5386 .H9125 2014
The Role of Emotion and Emotion Regulation in Job Stress and Well Being Call Number Proquest eBook Central Online Access Click to View
Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements Call Number HN25 .R38 2010