nathraoThe old saying health is wealth still holds good.
One cannot perform well in office or anywhere if your health lets you down.
India has an an overweight epidemic among the middle class and office going worker class.
This speaks volumes of our life style.
Unless and until we decide to do exercise-spare time for exercise-no one can help.
No wonder drug can bring about health.
No wonder diet is going to help you achieve health or 6 pack abs.
One must set apart time for exercise-be it fast walks,gym visits or playing football etc-some sort of regular exercise is a must.
Younger age people somehow think that youth will carry them through,but everyone becomes older day b day and youth does not remain,
Fitness exercises has to be a part of daily life,just like we get ready to go to our office.
Really none should put up this excuse-I do not have time- you have to find time.
Beneficial aspects of exercise are indisputable and coupled with good diet,one can easily lead a healthy and productive life.
Managements have to play their role in making office/work spot healthy.
Clean areas,safe drinking water and absence of junk food in cafeteria will play a big role.
If space permits-a ping pong table or other sports facility can be provided-gym for short workouts etc.
Mid morning breaks will enhance productivity
Provision of a good medical cover is a part of most CTC,but it does not end here.
This will off course improve productivity among employees.
Management must actively promote physical and general happiness
Employers should keep in mind;that linkages between health and productivity. While employers understand that investing in human capital improves the company bottom line, they are only beginning to understand the impact health has on worker productivity.
In fact, indirect costs of poor health including absenteeism, disability, or reduced work output may be several times higher than direct medical costs.
Some of the bigger Indian companies have started giving increased focus on health which is a god sign.
But lot of onus remains with individual to keep health as a top priority.
From India, Pune
abedeen7Thank you sir and you mentioned in a right manner. Health related issues is the major reason for absenteeism from work place and it has increased in recent year. We all suffer and hardly speak in this issues in terms of employer. Employer can initiate healthy lifestyle program for creating better work environment.
From India, Bhubaneswar
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