June is Professional Wellness Month

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.

Research was conducted by researchers at Brigham Young University, and included a study of 19,803 people who worked at one of three large companies (Reported by the HuffPost in 2012):

  • “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:

Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide   Call Number Credo E-Books Online Online Access Click here for electronic version:

 

 

Factors Affecting Worker Well-being: The Impact of Change in the Labor Market   Call Number Proquest eBook Central  Online Access Click to View

 

 

Work and Wellbeing  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

 

 

Resources:

http://www.stitchesbyleslie.com/blog/2017/5/28/five

http://rebootbreak.com/2011/06/17/june-professional-wellness-month/

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