During the past decade, healthy living has become a huge trend; people are increasing their focus on lifestyle, nutrition, and physical activity. This is advantageous to personal health, but also has a positive impact on other aspects of life; research has found that improved health has a side effect on workplace productivity and engagement. Therefore, workplace health should be promoted by employers to improve the mental and physical health of employees.
Why should workplace health be important to managers? Promoting workplace health not only benefits employees but is also advantageous to the organisation itself. Employees are happier, more productive, and engaged, which in turn leads to better results for the organisation. Additionally, when considering the changing workforce, younger generations are seeking organisations that value a work/life balance and prioritise employee experience. One of the best ways to improve the employee work/life balance is to encourage healthy habits and work culture in the office.