We spend a lot of our waking hours at work. Day in, day out, we show up and put the hours in, but do you ever ask yourself, if is this really a healthy environment for you? Here’s the Freeletics guide to what makes for a healthy working environment.
The team that trains together sticks together
Studies have proven that colleagues who exercise together have better working relationships, higher productivity and higher rates of job satisfaction. Training with colleagues has also been proven to reduce stress levels, improve mental health and increase the rate of release of those hormones that give you that post-exercise high.
At Freeletics, our official team training takes place once a fortnight. This is a chance for people from across the company to come together, challenge one another and use the product we work with. Led by one of our training specialists, Team Training Tuesday (or TTT) doesn’t end when we step off the training ground; there’ll always be freshly made healthy treats at the end of the session...
Fuel yourself right
It goes without saying: healthy employees are more productive, less likely to get sick and have more energy to get them through the day. While sometimes, skipping lunch to meet a deadline might be unavoidable, taking time to refuel is always more beneficial in the long run.
At Freeletics, we pride ourselves on our collective healthy approach to nutrition and know the benefits of eating well, even when our schedules are packed. The fresh food available in our kitchen area makes it easy to fuel ourselves throughout the day.
Balance the scales
The work day might end at 6pm, but that doesn’t mean you have to cut yourself off from your colleagues entirely. Expanding your mind and your interests doesn’t have to be done entirely separate from your workplace. Many companies offer opportunities to employees that fall outside of the working day - think language courses, evening events or company days out.
More than colleagues
Think about it, whether you like it or not, you spend more of your waking hours with your colleagues than you do without them. Maintaining good relations with your coworkers is therefore essential. You don’t have to be BFFs with everyone you work with, but cultivating friendships with the people around you can make all the difference to your working life.
Work shouldn’t just be somewhere you go to because you have to. Of course, not every job can be perfect, but working in an environment with a healthy attitude to employee well-being can make all the difference to your physical and mental health.