We live in a culture where health is either blatantly ignored or an obsession depending on your world view. It guides what we eat, how much we sleep, and how we spend our free time. But what about our time at work?
Since the industrial revolution the nature of work has drastically changed and become more staid and sedentary, increasing the risk of diabetes, heart disease and other health risks. It would probably take another cultural revolution to eradicate these issues; however, simple changes at work can make a huge difference. That is where Leigh Stringer’s The Healthy Workplace comes in.
Based on Stringer’s findings as a workplace sustainability expert, this book examines how incorporating wellness programs can improve employee productivity and in some cases, the financial strength and ultimate success of a business. As I say frequently in my workshops and keynotes related to persuasive communication, the most important part of these programs is the “why.” If you discover how to properly motivate a workforce to take care of themselves, you can’t go wrong. The Healthy Workplace will show you how!
Here is the summary on Amazon:
“Studies show that unhealthy work habits, like staring at computer screens and rushing through fast-food lunches, are taking their toll in the form of increased absenteeism, lost productivity, and higher insurance costs. But should companies intervene with these individual problems? And if so, how?
“The Healthy Workplace says yes! Companies that learn how to incorporate healthy habits and practices into the workday for their employees will see such an impressive ROI that they’ll kick themselves for not starting these practices sooner.
“Packed with real-life examples and the latest research, this all-important resource reveals how to:
- Create a healthier, more energizing environment
- Reduce stress to enhance concentration
- Inspire movement at work
- Support better sleep
- Heighten productivity without adding hours to the workday
- And more
“Filled with tips for immediate improvement and guidelines for building a long-term plan, The Healthy Workplace proves that a company cannot afford to miss out on the ROI of investing in their employees’ well-being.”