Creative workspace increases movement, morale and moreTuesday, July 5, 2016
Have you ever been sitting at your desk with the intention to complete one more task and find an hour or two has gone by? Sitting, or rather lack of movement, has become the new smoking in terms of health related issues. Our bodies were not meant to be in any one position for hours on end. When we sit or stand all day in the same position, the body is learning to be immobile.
The body needs a variety of movement along with regular daily stretches to increase range of motion, flexibility and cognitive clarity. Since we spend a third of our lives at work, creating a work environment that encourages movement can greatly enhance quality of life.
At TVH, employees are encouraged to be active by taking daily walks during their breaks. Walking meetings also provide an opportunity for co-workers to discuss agendas while brainstorming, as creativity flows from allowing the body to move rather than being confined to a chair around a conference table.
To further enhance employee wellness, TVH opened an active workspace area in May. Employees can go for a stroll or a ride anytime during company hours, reserving a treadmill desk or stationary bike desk for a minimum of 15 minutes up to a maximum of 60 minutes. Workstations are equipped with laptops and remote access. In addition, the space also offers collaboration and work areas.
“The new active workspace aligns with our culture. Wellness is a priority at TVH, the new active workspace is a way to continue to make strides together,” CEO Els Thermote said. “I have been using a treadmill desk in my office for months. It helps me to stay focused and feel better and I want to share that opportunity with everyone.”
“TVH is dedicated to the health and well-being of our employees and has worked hard to create a positive environment that champions an active and healthy lifestyle,” said Lucy DelSarto, health and wellness coach at TVH.
The TVH wellness program also features an onsite fitness center, gym membership reimbursements, onsite health clinic, yoga classes, weekly chair massages, walking challenges, fresh fruit delivered weekly and an onsite wellness coach.
If you would like to know more about TVH and the Nudge Health and Wellness program, contact Lucy DelSarto, health & wellness coach for TVH Americas, at firstname.lastname@example.org. www.tvh.com