Movement: An Underutilized Resource That Can Be Implemented Into An Office to Combat Health Issues

April 26, 2019

Did you know that more than 1/3 of Americans are overweight or obese? Or that 117 million Americans had one or more chronic illnesses, which account for 75 percent of all healthcare costs in the U.S.? Being part of Corporate America, not only exposes your employees and colleagues to unhealthy food options and a sedentary lifestyle, but... it also promotes it! I know what you are thinking, "we provide healthy snacks and standing desks, we are a healthy employer." The reality is, approximately 80% of people are not ready to take action to change their health behaviors. Why? Some don't see it as a problem, some don't have the time, most don't know the long term damages they are doing to their body!

 

FitPros provides a gamut of health and wellness offerings that promote healthy living and can be implemented into a workplace seamlessly. We appreciate that not all budgets are the same, but more often than not company money is being put towards happy hours, birthday cakes and/or other unhealthy options that are not promoting health or even showing your employees you truly care about their wellbeing. A client favorite is, in office Yoga and Meditation. FitPro Paige Galster is a reoccurring instructor for Square SF employees. She has a very loyal following that constantly rave about her and how beneficial they find the easily accessible classes she teaches in their office! Paige is lucky to now be a full time Yoga instructor (a testament to how fantastic she is), but even she has struggled with how to eat mindfully and move with purpose not as punishment. Check out her blog below to get a little insight into why implementing movement into your company culture may be necessary.