When we moved back to DC last fall, I was lucky to find one of the few jobs in the “metro area” that would allow me to stick with my now lululemon-filled wardrobe (featured here as the “model” of this office dress code). Our mostly casual atmosphere allows for midday 10-minute walk breaks, 4-minute afternoon Tabata sessions and those random headstand moments.
We work hard, and we know when to pause for a healthy break:
As a company focused solely on corporate wellness, this might seem inherent. But we know the stress of a busy day, week or season and we know the days when suddenly you’ve spent hours in meetings, and on calls, and answering e-mails, hardly having a chance to take a break. This is why we also know how much it matters to make health part of the office culture – a quick walk, a healthy snack or arranging a box or two so that you can stand instead of sit? Those things shouldn’t be met with odd stares and the question of “Why?”.
Do you feel like a healthy culture is in your office air? If no, how would you change it (ideally)? If yes, how did it come to be? What do you love about it?
Let’s chat about it! Join myself, other WCS coaches & our @corpwellness team tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 12) at 1 pm EST for a #fitatwork twitter-chat about creating this workplace world where it’s okay to drop and do push-ups, or round up the troops for a walk or gather around for a healthy potluck lunch. We want to know how you and your coworkers make it happen, or how you would, given the chance!
If you have suggestions for future Healthy Workplace Habits chat-themes – things you want to know or want to share – we’re all ears!