Top Tips to Improve Your Health and Wellbeing at Work
Office Chairs UK, 13/04/2021
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, many office workers are still working from home and might be doing so for the foreseeable future. This has changed how people view and approach work but has also caused a lot of problems with health and mental wellbeing. Although many will likely return to the office space (in some form) when the situation improves, this will also cause another huge upheaval in people’s lives. Whether you are returning to an office space or continuing to work from home, we have some top tips on how to improve your mental health.
Schedule Regular Team Calls
With the whole team working from home it is important to make sure people still keep in regular contact with one another. To ensure people don’t feel isolated and keep up mental wellbeing and general health you should make sure you book regular team calls to keep the team connected. Make sure that the whole team joins in with the calls and that everyone joins with their webcam. Taking some time out of a regular working day to do this can also relieve some pressure on the team and get everyone involved.
Encourage Exercise During Work
Another way to encourage better health and wellbeing within your team is to encourage exercise during the working day and you could even set a specific time. There are also plenty of challenges you can take part in and raise money for charity such as Miles in May. This can be a fun exercise that the whole team can get involved in, boost morale and also ensure that the whole team is getting exercise. Consider allowing half an hour a week for your team to complete some miles by submitting their Strava app tracker.
Consider a Work Canteen
On returning to the office, it can be a good idea to think about providing a subsidised canteen in your office space to provide healthy meals for the team. Staff in city based offices can often be tempted by fast food or unhealthy options so this is a good way to get people eating healthy. There are plenty of schemes out there including these office fruit baskets from Eat Fruit that can help your team eat healthier. Even if you don’t have a full on canteen but subsidised meals for your team from healthy places, this can be a great incentive for your team and keep them in better health too.
Daily Workload Meetings
It can also be a great idea to make sure you have daily workload meetings with your team to ensure that they are not feeling pressured or stressed. It is important that you do this daily to make sure that workloads don’t start to pile up and overwhelm staff members. It also means you can share workloads so if somebody has finished their tasks or is ahead, they can take some tasks off another team member to lighten their load. These can be held at the start of the day to set out tasks, or at the end of the day to catch up on what hasn’t been completed yet.
These are some of the top tips that you can practice whether you are currently in an office or if you are still working from home that can help improve your team's health and wellbeing. Making sure that they have the correct office furniture can also help improve health and wellbeing. Take a look at our range of office furniture available for fast day delivery online.