How do you maintain a healthy lifestyle?

9 years ago from Art Vandelay, Latex Salesman - Vandelay Industries

  • Matt SoriaMatt Soria, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    I've been struggling with this lately, and I thought that working remotely was effecting my health a bit, and it might have been, but when I started working at a place where I actually had to go into work a few months ago, and my feeling didn't really change I realized it was just my choices and lifestyle. I'm not the type of person that would just go to the gym to exercise though, and I was having a hard time committing to improving my health and fitness.

    Then about a month ago my boss, Dawn Hancock, probably having the same feelings herself, hired a new office manager, but she hired a personal trainer/fitness professional for the job with the intention of her becoming the office trainer and health coach of sorts. She leads a morning workout session three days a week in the office before work starts, and every day for lunch she makes a healthy meal for us all to share. It has been amazing! These are the types of things I was having a hard time doing on my own, but now we're doing them as a team and its easier to follow along, and I feel loads better already!

    I think this is an awesome model for companies to follow! The whole team is improving their health and lifestyles, it has brought us together in the struggle to make it through each workout, it helps us all start the day refreshed and energized, and it brings us together for meals every day (which we still on occasion take at our desk depending on the day). It also reminds me the my boss really cares about our well-being (and she really does!).

    We have many things going for us that allow a company like ours to be able to do something like this that others might not have:

    • We're small (only 8 people)
    • We have space in our studio to do the workout
    • We also have a few showers (seeing as our studio is a renovated apartment building)
    • We have a full kitchen to cook the meals
    • We hired a fitness professional to be our 'office manager'
    • The owner gives a damn about her employees!

    If your company fits similar requirements I think adopting a practice like this is extremely beneficial to the company! If they don't have the privilege of some of these characteristics that allow us to do something like this, offering employees gym membership or providing healthy snacks or organizing monthly workouts or something like that could be a good alternative. This last month has really opened my eyes to how valuable and important it is to invest in your team's health and well-being!

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