To maintain a healthy lifestyle along with a hectic schedule is a Herculean task. A research conducted by the CV-Library found that a large number of professionals put in great efforts to balance work, while keeping fit and healthy.
There are numerous reasons for this, but it is important to ensure that work doesn’t stand in the way of a healthy lifestyle.
Here are a few factors affecting and improving lifestyle, you can take cues from them.
- A majority (81.5%) of professionals agree that exercising regularly helps them to stay focused at work. The staff that feels unhealthy and lazy appears to be fatigued, distracted and less productive.
- Professionals have revealed that exercising before work makes them feel better and more productive throughout the day. Those who chose to exercise after work said it helped them to unwind and leave behind the stress of the day.
- Workplace stress is an ongoing problem across the world’s working population, and taking time to unwind at the end of the day is important. In addition, it means that employees will return to the office the next day feeling refreshed and ready to work.
- While work is not the only cause of an unhealthy lifestyle, it certainly plays a big role. In fact, nearly three-quarters of professionals (72.8%) believe that their job has had a negative effect on what they eat, with 36.4% saying they have gained weight as a result.
- The top causes for this were identified as sitting at a desk all day (50.1%), snacking a lot at work (40.3%), eating more due to the stress of the job (31.2%) and colleagues bringing unhealthy snacks into the office (28%).
- With experts recommending that you should work out 4-5 times a week, it’s a concern to learn that the majority (31.6%) only exercise once or twice a week, and one in four (24%) confessed that they don’t exercise at all!
Well, we all are aware of regular exercise. However, many still struggle to find the time to work out:
- Almost half of UK professionals (49.9%) said that they would appreciate free or discounted gym memberships as a perk of the job. Others said that they would be tempted by other incentives, such as walk or cycle to work schemes.
- One could also encourage his or her colleagues/employees to make the most of their lunch breaks. Even just a short walk around the block and a break from the desk can work wonders.
- When it comes to healthy eating, it can feel like an impossible task to dictate what stuffs to put into their bodies. But providing complimentary healthy snacks (such as fruit) in the break room can be a great way to encourage staff to swap their unhealthy snack for a better option.
- Another idea is organizing healthy company lunches. These work, particularly well, in summer when you can arrange a picnic style lunch, encouraging staff to come together and enjoy the fresh air – whilst also enjoying a healthy bite to eat!
There are advantages to both employers and employees when it comes to lead a healthy lifestyle. Now it is the right time to promote a healthy lifestyle in spite of the fact that you have a chaotic life!