Creating a work environment that encourages healthy living can lead to more efficient and productive employees, not to mention cost savings for your company.
Understanding that awareness of a healthier way of living is the first step in improving employee wellness, a number of employers are now offering programs and educational opportunities to promote healthy living.
While having the desire to live a healthier lifestyle is one thing, taking action towards this goal is another. With that being said, here are 9 things that healthy people do every day:
Exercise is a wonderful outlet for mental health, physical health, and overall well-being. However, exercise does not necessarily mean that you need to hit the gym on a daily basis. You can burn some extra calories simply by running the vacuum at home or opting to take the stairs over the elevator.
Walking is another great way to get into a daily exercise routine. For motivation, most smartphones calculate the number of steps that people take each day. If you establish a daily step goal for yourself, you'll find that you'll go the extra mile to make sure that you meet this goal.
2. Eat Well
You know the old saying, "you are what you eat?" This is actually very true. When you load up on carbs and sugary drinks, your moods an change and irritability levels can spike. These food choices can also lead to overeating.
Instead, make a point to incorporate lean meats and fresh veggies into your diet. These sensible meals will help you look and feel your very best.
Most people aren't getting enough sleep at night. The typical adults needs 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. If you're not meeting this minimum, make it a priority to get to bed earlier. You could even consider making some enhancements to your sleep environment (new sheets, upgraded pillows, etc) to make it more conducive for sleep.
4. Practice Good Hygiene
At a minimum, healthy people shower, brush their teeth, floss, and put on a clean pair of clothes each day. While this may sound like common sense to some, incorporating these basic hygiene behaviors into your daily routine will contribute to a healthier lifestyle.
5. Work Towards Goals
Healthy people set goals for themselves and spend their lives working towards them. This helps to establish a sense of direction and purpose in life, and accomplishing these goals leads to positive self-esteem.
6. Spend Time with Family and Friends
The healthiest people tend to have a good work/life balance. Maintaining relationships positively impacts mental health and meets the desire to feel connected and loved.
7. Find Good in the World
Healthy people find a way to make the best of the cards that they're dealt in life. They look for the positives in any situation and have gratitude for what they've been given.
8. Pay Attention to Themselves
By making a point to pay attention to your own feelings, thoughts, and behaviors throughout the day, you'll be able to better know what you want or need in life.
9. Blend Routine with Spontaneity
Healthy people typically have a routine in place that provides the basic framework for their days. However, leaving room for spontaneity can lead to a happier and more fulfilled life.
If you are ready to make the commitment towards building a healthier workplace for your employees, please contact us at Summerlin-Roberts. We can offer your organization customized solutions to create a workplace that promotes healthy living.