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How Health Impacts Productivity

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There is a strong relationship between being healthy and being productive at work, according to the research. In fact, engaging in unhealthy behavior can lead to a decrease in productivity.

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How Health Impacts Productivity

  1. 1. There’s a strong relationship between being healthy and being productive at work, according to research. In fact, engaging in just one unhealthy behavior can lead to a decrease in productivity. Here’s a look, by the numbers: How Health Impacts Productivity Reduced productivity among employees with poor diets versus those who regularly eat whole grains, fruits, and veggies 66% 50% 90% Number of business leaders who agree that wellness directly impacts employee performance and productivity 77% Percent of productivity loss that is attributable to health-related factors 28% Reduced productivity in among employees who smoke versus nonsmokers Stay Hydrated Use timers, or mark water bottles, to ensure sufficient intake. Estimated annual cost to U.S. businesses for lost productivity attributed to sleep deprivation alone $63.2 Billion How To Stay Healthy At Work Dare to Dream A 20-minute lunchtime nap can work restorative wonders. Stretch High-Five a Co-WorkerThis simple activity increases stamina and reduces stress. This releases oxytocin, a hormone, boosting mood and reducing stress. Think Big At large corporate events, cater with an emphasis on healthy fare. Presented by Reduced productivity among employees who only exercise occasionally versus those who exercise regularly Eat Healthy Snacks Reward yourself (but no junk food) after completing work tasks. Take an ‘Auto’-Matic Hike Park your car as far from the entrance as possible. Host Company Lunches A healthy, catered meal includes an excellent social aspect, too. Keep Moving Set an alert to make sure you take a short walk at least hourly. Sources: http://www.snacknation.com/blog/7-ways-healthy-snacks-reboot -teams-health-and-save-company-money/ http://www.snacknation.com/blog/how-to-stay-healthy-at-work/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/12/health-workplace -productivity-eating-nutrition-exercise_n_1752749.html http://www.4-traders.com/HEALTHWAYS-INC-8345/news/Healthways -Inc-Poor-Employee-Health-Habits-Drive-Lost-Productivity -According-to-Major-New-Study-14448449/ http://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2014/12/01/ skipping-sleep-is-career-suicide/2/#7a4f4ec022ce http://www.journalsleep.org/ViewAbstract.aspx?pid=28247 https://www.fastcompany.com/3036935/the-future-of-work/why -you-need-to-actually-talk-to-your-coworkers-face-to-face

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