How to boost employee wellness: move more and sit less

Few well-being programs impact the entire workday as much as one simple ergonomic fact: movement. Here’s how you can guide better workplace habits.

Free Ergotron webinar

Ergonomics is an increasing focus in the workplace wellness realm, especially in the last year and a half, where workers have done their jobs in remote home offices, frequently using makeshift equipment not designed for work. Even in the traditional workplace—offices in particular—basic health and safety measures can be overlooked as workers hunker down in cubicles and at desks for hours at a time.

COVID-19 has had a transformational impact. Employees, perhaps awakened by other workplace changes, want more well-being initiatives, according to a recent Gallup poll. If organizations don’t support employee well-being, they may risk losing talent to their competitors. Employers face multiple unprecedented challenges, all of which are fast-changing.

Movement-oriented well-being programs should be ubiquitous. But they’re not. Now, Ergotron is offering a free webinar on Oct. 7 from 1-2 p.m. Eastern Time that takes a deep dive into the value of regular movement in the workplace. Attendees will gain a broader understanding of why it’s time to make movement a proactive part of your organization’s approach to well-being and workspaces. Many organizations have yet to determine which resources, if any, should go toward supporting workday movement and how movement can increase employee productivity and morale.

In this free webinar, you’ll learn:

  • The impacts of daytime sedentary behavior and health outcomes
  • Links between movement and well-being
  • How well-being initiatives can boost morale and retain and attain employees
  • Highlights from the Stand and Move at Work study
  • Tips for creating a best practice workspace program that focuses on movement

Poor posture and static positions can hinder employee well-being and even lead to workplace injury, such as back and wrist problems. Those losses could add up. Even the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ergonomics guidelines. Research suggests there’s a growing association between prolonged inactivity and negative health outcomes.

If you’ve found yourself curious about implementing well-being initiatives and benefits focused on movement (think walking meetings), this free webinar will bring you the latest data and research to inform your “move”-forward decision.

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