How To Improve Workplace Wellness So You Actually Benefit From It

corporate wellness Jan 21, 2018

When you’re working toward accomplishing any goal it’s important to have a plan and to stick to it—your health aspirations are no different.

With the support of co-workers and a few tricks of the fitness trade, you can easily learn how to improve workplace wellness so you actually benefit from it.

Accountability is the key to achieving your wellness goals

 

Begin by understanding that it’s your motivation that will get you started—but you will need more, a lot more, than just motivation to follow through. Developing a support system with your colleagues will the first step to realizing the positive changes you wish to see in your life.

Studies have shown that when you share your goals with others you are twice as likely to achieve them than if you keep the goals to yourself. A strong sense of community will provide the reinforcement needed when you begin to veer off track.

3 strategies for reaching your goals

1.    Share your intentions with people that will motivate you and are supportive of your goals; it’s human nature to look for approval. You be more likely to reach your destination if you know that your loved one’s have expectations of you in your journey to wellness.

2.    Technology is your friend. There are lots of great apps and websites out there that address your need for accountability. Tracking your success creates a sense of self-satisfaction and pride that will help you reach your desired outcomes.

3.    Write down your goals on paper and post them in a visible location. Serving as a daily reminder, they are a compelling motivator and will help to turn your dreams into reality.

Keep your eyes on the prize by working toward SMART goals

Specific—Know what you have to do daily to reach your goals
Measurable—Do you want to lose 5 pounds? Lower your BMI by 5 points?
Achievable—It’s your goal, you have to be able to achieve it
Realistic—Your goal should make you push yourself, but it should also be attainable
Time Frame—Have a specific start and end date


Look at your goals as stepping stones rather than final destinations; reaching the goal is not the end, but the means to another goal.

Being fit should not be your destination, it should be your way of life

  • Getting fit will be a slow, steady process. It will require you to do what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, when you don’t want to do it. Your habits will be what keep you going, and your hard-fought discipline will bridge the gap between your goals and their accomplishment.
  • What kind of exercise is best? Activities that you will dedicate yourself to and engage in consistently will keep you going back for more. The key to successfully incorporating exercise into your already busy schedule and have it become a routine is to create a program around activities that you enjoy at a time of day that works for you.
  • Movement is life. Exercise helps your body to produce endorphins; endorphins are chemicals in the brain that make you feel good. They can help you build confidence; making you more comfortable with how you look on the outside and how you feel on the inside. Additionally, a physical workout will help you increase energy, encourage better life choices, and improve your mood.

Being physically active offers much more than meets the eye; not only can you boost your health, you can have fun at the same time. If you are in need of motivation follow these tips and learn how to improve workplace wellness so you actually benefit from it.

I am a corporate wellness consultant. As a master yoga instructor, I support in-house wellness programs, seminars, trade shows and executive retreats. I help business leaders build and maintain physical and mental well-being. If you would like to learn more about offering a health and fitness program to your busy management team contact me at [email protected] or 386.871.0582

 

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