Health Options in the Workplace
Health and safety is about preventing people from being harmed by work or becoming ill through work. A sick employee is an expensive employee. There are many things that an employer can do to improve the working conditions and the health environment. Good health options at the workplace begin with a building in good repair that is clean, has good ventilation and is well-lit. The work environment should be smoke free and have areas for rest and taking breaks. Clean facilities and restrooms and appropriate first aid equipment must be accessible to all employees. Policies should be in place where employees must take time away from their work area to relax on their break or eat. Company-wide safety procedures should be reviewed periodically, as well as retraining personnel on company policy and general procedures. Policies must be established and practiced by everyone regarding issues such as absenteeism and coming to work when sick (colds, flu, fever, etc.).
Many companies have incentive programs for better health for their employees. There is a wide range, but some examples include when a company sponsors a stop smoking program or weight loss program. Often times the company pays for various support classes that are offered in the community, and some give a bonus when the employee has reached their goals. Some companies have Christmas bonuses for unused sick days. Whatever your company's situation and structure, there are always methods to improve. Sales Creators can assist in the planning from conceptualization to implementation.
Personal Health Options
We are being reminded more and more by Western and Eastern medicine, and through the newer disciplines like complementary and alternative medicine that to become, or to return to health a person must become an informed decision-maker. Making mindful decisions is important, and there are many simple things you can do to improve your health. Each person controls their own diet, daily activity, recreation and social interactions. A good, honest examination in these areas can shed light on changes or modifications that may necessary for better health. Each person has a unique constitution, so it stands to reason that our health options or remedies must be unique to us. This means that in order to be healthy, a person needs to eat certain foods that are beneficial for their body type, and avoid others. An exercise program that reduces stress and conditions the entire body must be personalized as well. Walking and bike riding has grown in popularity as a new daily activity, along with many conditioning or fitness programs. With the busy life style we all experience it is very important that time is set aside for relaxation and socializing. Quality activities that provide a sense of well-being and worth are beneficial. Above all, find events or activities that make you laugh - laughter is a proven healer!
For links and reference information on alternative medicine and better health, see the Reference area.