The holidays and the ending of another year brings joy, good food, and friends and families together, but it is also a time when stress and anxiety tend to heighten. The holidays can add extra tension and stress as employees try to balance end-of-year deadlines and navigate holiday celebrations. Holiday burnout and stress can lead to a decrease in worker productivity.
Being physically active is important for a healthy body and a healthy mind. It’s not enough to tell your employees to engage in more physical activity. Chances are they already know that. We need to provide a worksite culture where physical activity is not only encouraged, but employees have opportunities to engage in physical activity during the workday, and being active is part of the norm.
Why is it important to eat healthy? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), healthy diet and nutrition can promote weight management, as well as reduce the risk of obesity, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure.1 Employees that are healthier are also generally more productive, and are less likely to miss work due to illness.2