HEALTH AT WORK

Nowadays, the labor market is more competitive, we try to be more productive and taking advantage of the food abuses that were done in this holiday season, let's join the useful to the pleasant, confusing? I explain, did you know that physical exercise besides burning the extra fats also helps you to be more productive at work?

A study realized by the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom indicates that the practicing of cardiovascular exercises like running, cycling or rowing practice increases productivity by 15%. This increase in productivity is due to the following reasons:

  • Reduction in the number of faults
  • Less costs with health
  • More active and focused employees
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Physical and mental balance
  • Reduced stress at work

These motives make the Health Management programs in the business world a fashionable one, since the investment pays, according to the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, for every euro invested in health promotion practices in the workplace, companies get a return between 2.5 and 4.8 euros, only by reducing costs related to absenteeism.

The European organims also underlines that "supporting a healthy lifestyle is a compensatory effort for all, because it directly benefits workers and employers, but also the society as a whole, by reducing the overload on health systems."

Make fresh fruit available, nutrition consultations, labor workout classes and subsidies to pay the gym are some of the perks offered by companies that apply the Health Management program, some examples of companies that applying this in Portugal are Microsoft, Nestlé, Cisco Sistems and Millennium BCP.

Follow a video to motivate you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZGxihQIfI8.