Much has been written about wellness in the workplace and the innovative ways employers are getting their employees to move more, make healthier food choices and take initiative over their own preventative care.
The state of our bodies and minds can be an accurate barometer of our professional success and personal happiness. Personally, when I am eating right, exercising and just making good choices, I have tons of energy and my mind is clear and focused.
One of the best ways to enhance your own personal wellness is to commit to a plan with the very people that you spend the majority of your day with - your colleagues. That is exactly what Kerry Elam (a new consultant with TTC) did. In fact, her initiative was highlighted in this month’s Corporate Wellness Magazine. Kerry started a simple interactive initiative within her own organization that resulted in some very positive lifestyle changes and results for her co-workers. Her plan was simple and focused on encouraging small manageable daily changes to each individual’s current lifestyle. The changes resulted in weight loss as well as an increased feeling of fitness and wellbeing among her colleagues.
Enhancing health and fitness can be fun - especially when you are surrounded and encouraged by those around you who are also committed to their health and overall wellbeing. Whether taking a walk with a co-worker during a break, or committing to packing healthier options for lunch, you will begin to see how these small changes are making you healthier and happier.
Kathy’s top 7 tips for investing in your wellness:
- Start your day with a healthy breakfast and warm water with lime.
- Choose a glass of fresh water or green tea over soda or coffee.
- Avoid fast-food restaurants and fried food.
- Take a yoga class.
- Practice deep breathing techniques.
- Re-energize with plenty of sleep.
- Take the stairs rather than the elevator.
For more on Kerry’s initiative, visit Corporate Wellness Magazine