Whether it’s setting up in-office health screenings or buying posturepedic chairs, your planning and decision making can contribute to a healthy work environment. This issue of Winning@Work shares wellness tips that can help you and your colleagues thrive in the workplace and beyond.
How do your peers set the tone for a positive and healthful workplace? We asked your fellow administrative professionals what they do to reduce stress, promote fitness and boost productivity within their companies.
Combat the poor posture that can come from long stretches of desk work with a simple exercise known as the “wall angel.” Stand flat against a wall with your arms out on either side of you at a 90-degree angle, so that your forearms are pointing straight up. Slowly raise your arms and lower them, repeating this 15 to 20 times. A few minutes a day of this simple exercise can help strengthen your back and open your shoulders. If you feel self-conscious doing it, try enlisting a coworker to join you.
Most workplaces earn a B- when it comes to promoting health and wellness, according to the 2017 Staples Workplace Survey. Find ideas to raise these marks and get management buy-in in this handy wellness e-book.
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