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Corporate Culture, Corporate Wellness, Employee Health, Health & Wellness, Health Engagement, Human Resources

At Work Workouts

Sitting at a desk all day gets old fast! By two o’clock your toes are tapping, legs are shaking, and you’re so distracted by the jitters that you aren’t able to be  as productive as you need to be. When you are at work, it’s hard to make time to get up and take a walk, other than going from meeting to meeting. Our bodies aren’t meant to be sitting down for eight hours straight, yet for some reason professionals put their bodies through this stress day in and day out.
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According to a study by National Center for Biotechnology Information, sedentary behavior, as in sitting down, is consistently linked to more than 30 chronic diseases and conditions. These conditions include a 112% increase in the risk of type 2 diabetes, and a 147% increase in the risk of heart disease. Yes work is extremely important but you must find a balance with your health, as good quality work relies on your good quality health. Here are 6 simple at work exercises you can do to increase your movement throughout the day to maintain and improve  your health and to get you through that midday restlessness!

  1. Calf Raises – Stand in front of a desk or other piece of furniture you can hold onto for balance. Raise your heels of the floor, stand on your toes, and slowly lower them. 
  2. Wall Sits – Rest your back against a wall and move your feet away from the wall. The wall should be supporting the weight of your back and your knees should be bent at a 90 degree angle. Hold the position as long as possible. 
  3. Chair Dips – Place the palms of your hands on your chair and your feet on the floor. Move your rear end off of the edge of your seat. Bend your elbows and lower your body. Straighten your arms to return to the starting position. 
  4. Chair Squats – Stand in front of your chair and face forward. Slowly squat down until your rear its the chair, then stand straight back up. 
  5. Stair Repeats – Set a goal of how many floors you want to walk up and down in 15 minutes. Try to meet or beat your goal the next day.

BONUS: Leg Kick Back – Standing tall, balance on one leg and lift the opposite leg straight back. Keep the lifted leg as straight as possible, focusing on squeezing the muscles on that side.

Did you find this useful? Great! We make these blogs for you, our reader! It’s about sharing our bliss for a healthy and happy lifestyle! FitBliss is a corporate wellness platform for employees, built by employees! Take a look at our eBook to see cool insights on health and wellness for the everyday business professional!

Laura LaBombarda, FitBliss Marketing

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Laura LaBombarda is a senior at Santa Clara Univeristy. She is expected to graduate in June of 2017 with a B.A. in Communication and Entrepreneurship. In her spare time Laura enjoys working out at Orangetheory Fitness, going to San Francisco Giants games, and trying new restaurants.

So what is FitBliss all about?

FitBliss is a millennialized corporate wellness platform. We create a simple & blissful employee experience for innovative workforces! Our clients agree!

Check us out on the Salesforce AppExchange & email us for a demo infobliss@fitbliss.com!

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Corporate Culture, Corporate Wellness, Employee Health, Health & Wellness, Health Engagement, Human Resources

5 Healthy Habits HR can Encourage to Increase Productivity

Healthier employees makes for a stronger workplace. Think about the last time you indulged in a cheat meal maybe one too many times or maybe didn’t get up and take a little walk in the middle of the work day? How did you feel? Probably a little sluggish, motivation was hard to come by, and it probably took you a little longer to get your work done.

While work may seem like the most important thing in the moment, and given it is very important, having good health is the long term goal. Not only are healthy habits beneficial for the r5ksmkyosc-peter-wendtindividual employees, but it also can help increase productivity – making for a stronger workplace. According to the Health Enhancement Research Organization, employees who eat healthy all day long were 25 percent more likely to have higher job performance. In that same survey it was found that employees who exercise for at least 30 minutes, three times a week, are 15 percent more likely to have higher job performance.

So how could you, as a Human Resources Manager, help encourage health habits to create a productive workplace?

  1. Schedule once-a-month lunchtime speakers on nutrition, stress management and exercise. Offer a healthy free lunch or organize a potluck where everyone brings in their favorite healthy recipe to share.
  2. Offer the option to have a standing desk. There are several proven health benefits to standing while at work and it is an easy way to jump start healthy habits.
  3. Contact your local American Heart Association, American Lung Association andMarch of Dimes; they all provide speakers and publications. Also, local fire departments and the American Red Cross offer on-site CPR and first aid training.
  4. Organize company social groups that can be active together. They could range from pick up soccer games at lunch, or a morning walking club. Encourage people to be social and active!
  5. Implement a corporate wellness program within in the company that will offer a subsidy for a gym membership or a discount on a fitness tracker. Fitness can be expensive, and taking some of the cost off of your employees shoulders can help encourage them to get started!

Want to hear more on how you can lead your company to a happier and healthier lifestyle?

Download Free eBook:
FitBliss Millennialized Corporate Wellness

Laura LaBombarda, FitBliss Marketing
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Laura LaBombarda is a senior at Santa Clara Univeristy. She is expected to graduate in June of 2017 with a B.A. in Communication and Entrepreneurship. In her spare time Laura enjoys working out at Orangetheory Fitness, going to San Francisco Giants games, and trying new resturants.

So what is FitBliss all about?

FitBliss is a millennialized corporate wellness platform. We create a simple & blissful employee experience for innovative workforces! Our clients agree!

Check us out on the Salesforce AppExchange & email us for a demo infobliss@fitbliss.com!

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Health Engagement

A Vision, Your Validation, Our Gratitude

This time last year when I left an amazing job to pursue an entrepreneurial journey, I had a vision: Create a healthy workforce to improve productivity & employee engagement around the world.

Questions were: how do I share & execute this vision, and who really cares?

100,000+ minutes & 2,000+ logs later, you’ve progressively helped answer our tabled concerns:

We are living in an era where millenials seek personal fulfillment over a bigger paycheck.

This morning, my father (a baby boomer), said ‘Navid, It’s good to see this change…(I asked why?) The new generation, like you, bring a re-birth for the world.’ A very philosophical answer, dad, and he’s right. When I look around, I see lines at fast food restaurants drying, and lines at farmer’s markets filling. Our culture is willing to pay top-dollar for this lifestyle, but why?

Children of baby boomers, now driving management decisions at the workplace, have seen how their parents lived, the lifestyle, and now heard the stories of ‘what would I have done differently when I was your age.’ Millenials are showing us their feelings through their actions today.

Whether it’s financial, personal, or social, the environment & culture in which we work must support this aspired lifestyle. When there are 2.1B+ users on social platforms, and 3+ hours a day fixated on our smart phones, technology has evolved from being a business enabler to a lifestyle executive assistant.

So today, August 2nd, 2015, the FitBliss Team and I thank the people, the companies, & the supporters, for investing their dollars & resources towards  our executive assistant technology. You’ve made exercising a higher priority in your lives and the reward is a happier day ahead for not just you but everyone you come in contact with, a network effect of bliss.

We promise you this is only the beginning of not only less doctor visits, but more ‘Feel Good’ experiences with colleagues, friends, and family for years to come.

Navid Rastegar
CEO & Founder
navid@fitbliss.com


So what is FitBliss all about?

Our philosophy: We aim to lower stress at work through active lifestyles, and connect people through a social engagement platform to accomplish individual/team goals! Feel Good. Together.

Check us out on the Salesforce AppExchange & call us for a demo – (415) 562-8437!

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