Staying healthy is a challenge during the holidays. With so much good food around, it’s hard to eat well. With so much to do, it’s hard to make time for exercise. But we all know it’s important. Losing weight is a common ambition, albeit a difficult one to stick to. Avoiding medications is another reason many strive to eat healthier. There are lots of reasons to eat well and exercise, but have you ever heard of this one? Better health can make you better at your job.
Health affects more than just the way we look and feel but also how well we think and perform.
Health Problems Cause Lowered Productivity
Sleep deprivation, smoking, living a sedentary lifestyle, and eating poorly all contribute to productivity loss. In fact, the majority of productivity issues are related to health-related factors and account for billions of dollars lost each year.
Businesses can try to help employees through awareness programs and other efforts. Check out the infographic to learn more about what businesses can do to support their employees’ efforts to lead healthier lives.