Wellness is a huge priority for forward thinking organizations. This is one of the foundational reasons to bring organized wellbeing programs to the workplace. An office yoga program is a wonderful way to show employees that wellbeing is important to your organization. By providing office yoga, you can offer employees a refuge from the every day stressors that arise at work. Below are our top 8 reasons to start an office yoga program at your workplace. Ready to start your program? Get in touch HERE or call us at 888.978.2766.
By supporting a weekly yoga program at your office, employees have the accessibility to make healthy choices at work. Healthy living contributes to happiness!
By offering a regular mid-day yoga break you’ll see an increase in energy and a reduction in fatigue, contributing to higher levels of productivity. Office yoga is a great way to break up the hours desk workers spend sitting at their workstation. Sitting for long periods of time is bad for productivity.
Employees are faced with many stressors at the office. Yoga can promote relaxation, reduce stress and provide a healthy outlet to burn steam.
Back pain is the #1 complaint amongst desk workers and office yoga is a great way to combat and prevent it.
If wellbeing is one of your top objectives, office yoga is a great way to align core values with company culture.
In evaluating thousands of employees, we’ve found that over 67% of office workers are very interested in employer subsidized fitness programs (such as yoga). More and more employees want programs that contribute to the workplace as an experience, and a yoga program is a great way to achieve that.
If you are encouraging mindfulness at work, one of the best ways you can support this is to provide an ongoing office yoga or meditation program.
Stress contributes to the rising cost of health care and is one of the largest health behavior risks associated with an unhealthy workforce. The good news is you can do something about it! Share this article with your HR team and champion an office yoga program at your workplace!
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