5 Ways Employer Should Take Care Of Their Employees’ Heart Health

Nibedita Mohanta
Nibedita Mohanta Sep 29 2018 - 3 min read
5 Ways Employer Should Take Care Of Their Employees’ Heart Health
By investing in the overall health of your company, you tend to reduce the health costs that you incur every single year as an employer.

It is a win-win situation. To add to the stacking benefits, you’ll see a gradual decrease in the sick leaves and a steady boost in your employees’ productivity levels. So now, let’s address the elephant in the room: HOW do you build an organization that is heart healthy?

Arrange for weekday Sports Nights:

Create a poll with a list of sports that interest your employees. Once the verdict’s out, book a stadium or a turf for a couple of hours. On a weekday, post working hours have a sports night with your employees at the designated time and venue. There is nothing like a good game to get their hearts pumping.

Call in the heart-health experts:

Educating your employees about the importance of heart health can change their perspective on how they view body care. Shoulder this awareness by calling in a dedicated team of heart experts to guide your team on leading a heart-healthy life. From their diet to coping mechanisms that aid in dealing with work-life stress, initiate your employees into a balanced way of being.

Turn the office pantry into a healthy snacks abode:

More often than not, it gets difficult to eat healthy while you work full-time. Every now and then, you end up grabbing a packet of chips and copious amounts of coffee. When you switch up the junk in your pantry kitchen with healthy stackable, you allow your employees to maintain their attempts at eating clean.

Initiate A ‘Healthy Heart’ Challenge At Work:

Channel the competitive side of your employees by creating a ‘healthy heart’’ challenge at work. Center the idea around little ways in which each one of your team members can usher towards a healthier heart. You could make it a companywide challenge by hosting it on a popular social media platform. This World Heart Day, stand up for good health.

Post-Work ‘Get On The Mat’ Sessions:

Yoga is the new rage. And while it is great to build up strength, it is also deviously perfect to increase the heart rate. Host a regular series of ‘Get On The Mat’ sessions by calling in a certified Yoga teacher for your employees. Time these classes in such a way that they are accessible to all of your team members, post working hours.

A healthy heart isn’t just about productivity boost. It also enhances the emotional and mental well-being of your employees. It is every leader’s pride to shoulder a team that works with zeal. Workspace aside, ensuring the heart health of your employees helps them grow personally as well as creatively.

This Article is written by Dr. Rohit Sane, MD, Madhavbaug

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