Wellness in the workplace is an important consideration for all of us. As we venture into the new year, we’re reminded and encouraged to set new goals and resolutions to improve our work, our relationships, and our health. What better time than now to get a jumpstart on wellness and start fresh in 2016?
As you work through new goals and tasks this year, remember that wellness is important and encompasses so much more than just going to the gym or attending company retreats. Use a couple of these wellness tips to make this new year a great year.
- Get social. Make time with friends and family a priority this year. Make plans and add them to your calendar right away.
- Catch some Zzz’s. A good night’s sleep is essential to one’s health, and a key factor in overall wellness. From your day-to-day work to your physical fitness, quality sleep can be a determining factor. Get to bed a half hour earlier this week and next to get a jumpstart on wellness this year!
- Hydrate. After a long night's sleep, one of the best things you can do for your body is start your day with a big glass of water in the morning. Water helps flush the body of toxins and rev up the metabolism for a positive start to any day.
- Move throughout the day. Did you know that sitting for too long can slow down your metabolism, increase insulin levels, and make you sleepy? If you sit for long periods at work, make sure to break up the monotony by going for a walk during lunch or getting up every hour to take a quick stroll. Set an alarm to stretch every 30 minutes to an hour. By simply standing up and touching your toes or walking to get a drink of water, you are helping your body.
- Surround yourself with positivity. Whether it means adding a personal touch to your workspace or taking 20 minutes to meditate each day, find something positive in every moment. Wellness is about the whole being, not just fitness, happiness, or great achievements. Everything works together for optimum wellness.
Wellness comes from many places and often a simple suggestion or gift can jumpstart the path in that direction. At Merchology, we understand the value of wellness and how important it is to foster in the workplace. If you are looking for a great way to encourage your employees this year, start with a co-branded wellness gift from Merchology. With selections from prAna to Fitbit, we’re certain you will find the perfect gift. Contact one of our Merchologists today to start formulating your wellness order. Show your employees you care with Merchology!