Healthy, responsible, and fulfilled adults have a lot of balls to juggle…whether you are a parent, caring for an older adult, managing and developing your professional self, all of the above, and last but certainly not least that ol’ chestnut: the social life!
Research indicates that people with busy lifestyles have an increased level happiness. Happiness in this instance has been defined as “satisfaction with current status/lifestyle”. If ‘busy-ness’ is the KEY I am sure everyone will have her/his own outlook on what it means to be “busy” and just how satisfying that may be! One invariable lifestyle characteristic of the happiest, hippest, and most energized men and women is physical activity!! Those who have developed exercise as a habit experience a greater level of satisfaction, so through this lens, being “busy” simply means living actively!!
Recent research has verified that people who have incorporated exercise as part of their lifestyles are on average 67% more satisfied with life overall.
Corporations are starting to take note of this research too. According to Stats Can: “full-time employees lost an average of 9.1 days for personal reasons” in 2010. In addition, The Canadian Institute of Stress says stress control programs (such as exercise classes at work) can result in an:
• 18% reduction in absences
• 32% reduction in grievances
• 52% reduction in disability time
• 7% improvement in productivity
• 13% improvement in service quality
Employers pay an extra $488/year for every sedentary employee (The Canadian Institute of Stress).
Marrying exercise and work alleviates the barriers to developing and maintaining a physical lifestyle and will contribute to happier employees and a more satisfying workplace environment. The number one reason people in their 40s claim they don’t get enough exercise is because of time. Bringing the workout to your work eliminates all that planning and scheduling to and from the gym, and saves you the commute! Get in your exercise during the lunch hour and boost energy levels, or throw in a workout at the end of the day without having to go anywhere! Employees will love it, and the overall atmosphere of the workplace will thrive as a result, benefiting your company on a wellness and financial scale!
Trina by Trina offers these onsite Fitness Services and Wellness Programs teaching classes (any size) in boardrooms, office workout studios, or whatever space is available in your workplace, no matter how big/small your company! Start today – talk to your boss and/or colleagues about creating this healthy professional environment so you can maximize your time at work and home by making exercise a daily habit.
The research speaks for itself. Happy to discuss if you have further questions about how to get this started in your company.
Yours in Health!
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