Take steps to a healthy lifestyle

There are plenty of ways you can improve your health and wellbeing even while at work. Small changes can have a dramatic effect, not only on your health; be it mental or physical but on your waistline too.

According to ComPsych’s 2012 Stress Pulse survey on the effect of stress on daily productivity, 41% of respondents indicated they lose 15 to 30 minutes of productivity a day, while 35% said they lose one hour or more per day. Stress can unfortunately also cause weight gain.

Are we doomed? Of course not! Making small changes within our routine can kick start a more productive and healthy lifestyle.

A top tip to combat stress in the workplace is to encourage colleagues to get more active, this can be a fun way to rev up friendly competition. A great example of this is using StepJockeys smart signs and gamifying challenges for encouraging stair climbing at work.

Stair climbing is recommended by doctors and health authorities worldwide because high quality studies show:

  • Climbing just eight flights of stairs a day lowers average early mortality risk by 33%
  • Seven minutes stair climbing a day can halve the risk of heart attack over 10 years
  • Just two minutes extra stair climbing a day is enough to stop average middle age weight gain

Stair climbing delivers these benefits by improving our cardiovascular fitness. It’s officially classed as a ‘vigorous’ form exercise and burns more calories per minute than jogging.

To get inspiration, first take a look at Stepjockeys new website, www.stepjockey.com. You will find a wealth of informative blogs, and ideas using their expert technology which makes exercise easy and fun. Integrate Step Jockey smart signs and mobile App into your environment and let the calories burn away.

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