Your Business With James Caan 2017 - 263
The estimated cost of
lost productivity from
sickness absence and
of designers can set
up areas dedicated
to different types of
exercise suited to your
TA K E A
D I F F E R E N T S E AT
The Wellness Ball™ - Active Sitting
is designed to combat sedentary
habits in the workplace and can
replace the classic office chair.
The Wellness Ball helps maintain
a good posture and movement
while seated. Because it is mobile,
the Wellness Ball prompts the
back to make a series of micro
movements that are healthy for the
intervertebral disc and muscles.
materials and marketing tools. Well-placed
posters such as "Take the stairs instead of the lift"
can be very effective, or suggest parking the car
as far away as possible from the office to help
add movement in to the day naturally.
Promote walking groups or sports activities
during lunch hours. Organise indoor
contests and outdoor activities
such as running, cycling and
The amount by
To encourage cycling to
work, provide somewhere
safe for bikes to be stored
at work have been
and a place to freshen up.
found to reduce
to use their smartphones and
wearables to track their
fitness, and set up and
link apps so they
can see where they
could increase their
Reward the most
active members of staff - and those who
improve the most - to keep them motivated
and feeling the positive effects of new habits.
For those whose job involves a lot of sitting
down, getting up for breaks is key. Encourage
speaking to colleagues face to face rather than
emailing, or alternate chairs with a product such
as Wellness Ball™ - Active Sitting.
If you're able to consider a gym or wellness
area in your office, you can create something
really effective and beneficial in as little as 20m².
Technogym's team of designers can help set
up specific areas dedicated to different types
of exercise suited to your company's needs,
by combining the best cardio, strength and
functional equipment together. Staff will be able
to improve their cardiovascular strength, burn
calories and develop more flexibility, as well as
improve their mental wellbeing.
The workplace is an important location for
successful prevention strategies. Unhealthy
employees cause both direct and indirect costs
to your business. One of the biggest issues is
presenteeism - the cost of employees who
are at work, but not fully functioning - so the
message is clear: investing in your employees
health makes sound business sense.
F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N