Regular movement will lead to a reduction of back pain and muscular tension, improved posture, aided recovery, reduction in migraines and asthma related problems, a clearing of toxins, an overall easing of the nervous system, reduced insomnia, lower risk of repetitive strain injuries and a reduction in stiffness.
As a result of all of the above, staff will be generally healthier, meaning this could lead to a lower staff turnover, reduced sick leave, and better job security. 2 million workdays are lost in the UK are due to employee stress and anxiety, but research has shown that a relatively small investment into wellbeing: including yoga, mindfulness and massage, has helped reduce absenteeism at work by 30%, saving companies thousand per year.
By moving our muscles, fresh blood and oxygen are pumped to the brain affecting not only our ability to concentrate but also our mood and stress levels! Working together for set moments throughout the day will also boost staff relationships producing higher levels of oxytocin in the body, creating happy, loyal staff.
Research shows that humans naturally move from full focus and energy to physiological fatigue every 90 minutes, so short sharp bursts of different activity will reboost employee focus, energy and creative imagination.