Workplaces Should Encourage Employees to Take Up Lunch Time Spinning – 07/06/19

Workplaces Should Encourage Employees to Take Up Lunch Time Spinning to Tackle Obesity!

Workplaces should encourage employees to exercise on their lunch breaks to combat obesity levels. This would also boost staff satisfaction, health officials have said. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued the guidance. This is part of a wider aim to increase levels of physical activity among British workers. Employees should be offered subsidised gym memberships. This is so they can attend yoga or spinning classes to break up their day, NICE says. The organisation also suggest employers ensure offices have adequate bike storage. Changing facilities and additionally entry to a nearby pool to make physical activities as accessible as possible are also desirable.

Workplace Happiness Levels Plummeting

According to a survey of employees, most people are unhappy and dissatisfied in our jobs. Additionally almost half struggle to get out of bed in the morning to go to work. The survey by Personal Group, a provider of human resources services, claims that there has been a 20 percent drop in workplace happiness over the past three years. Today, only 41 percent of the workforce are happy most of the time at work, down from 43 percent in 2018 and 51 percent in 2017.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental health problems at work are common with many workers experiencing problems such as anxiety and depression. However, many employees feel unable to discuss their mental health in the workplace. This is as a result of fearing it is a taboo subject and they will be judged by their employers or negatively impact their career. Psychotherapist Noel McDermott comments, “We live in a society where companies are willing to go to great cost ensuring their employees have gym access to maintain their physical health. Yet the same provisions aren’t made to preserve their mental health.”