Happy Healthy Workplaces

healthy workplaces Mar 01, 2019

Smart business owners know that if they look after their people, their company thrives, but how do you look after the wellbeing of employees? At Hundred Acre, we consider people first. We can help you understand the health implications of your workplace and work with you to develop bespoke improvement strategies, tailored to your business.

A healthy, happy, motivated workforce is the key to a profitable business, but with an average person spending more than 40 hours a week at work, it can be difficult to keep morale high. When morale drops, mental and emotional health suffers, which leads to accidents, injuries and sickness, which any business can ill-afford.

By putting health and wellbeing at the top of your agenda, you show your staff how valued they are, which automatically boosts morale. There are certain responsibilities companies must adhere to such as providing drinking water, rest and welfare facilities, but there’s so much more that can be done.

Hundred Acre’s Founder and Director, Bridget Gilmour, explains:

“I know from personal experience that when you are not 100% it has a huge impact on your day. For many years now I have been far more conscious of looking after my own health and wellbeing and the positive impact that has on my world. I think I underestimated some simple things like feeling happy, eating healthily and a good nights sleep. Every day I keep learning and am happy to have some great support from other professionals who know far more about nutrition or employee health than I do who help me and my clients understand how some simple steps can make a difference to each day and therefore to productivity.”

It’s not just down to companies to keep us physically and mentally healthy at work; we all have a responsibility to look after ourselves and others too. Simple solutions such as eating a healthy lunch, drinking water throughout the day, going for a walk during a break and taking time out through annual leave throughout the year can all help keep our bodies and minds functioning properly.

Business owners and leadership teams implement strategies to increase profitability every day, but at what cost? Many decisions could lead to longer working hours and heightened stress, which can have a dramatic impact on relationships and life outside work. With health and wellbeing ingrained into the company’s values and foundations, these decisions will have less of a negative impact on your people and more of a positive impact on your results.

If you’d like to know how to improve productivity within your company, call Hundred Acre on +44 (0)1933 201103 or contact us here. We believe everyone has the right to get home at the end of the day in the same mental and physical state as they arrived to work in.


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