Preventing Overwork-Related Obesity

Employees are the best asset for any company, and several companies invest heavily in training their employees with new skills regularly. Companies should also take care of their physical and mental well-being, as only healthy employees can provide 100% to their job. A significant health concern haunting many employees is obesity, leading to diabetes and other cardiac issues very quickly. 

Indulge in fasting 

There are plenty of fast types, like intermittent fasting, water fasting, etc., that help detox the body and lose excess weight. Encourage a group of employees to indulge in such fasting and give them decreased workload when they practice fasting. Create awareness about such activities through office emails, posters, and circulars. 

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Playing stretch alarms 

The world-famous Pomodoro method states every person will lose their concentration after 20 to 25 minutes, and they need a 5 to 10 minutes break to refresh themselves. Play an alarm in the office every 20 to 25 minutes and allow the employees to do simple stretches standing in their cabin. 

If there is a TV or LED monitor, play the stretch routine on them for five minutes for the employees to see and follow. Most of the corporate employees struggle with excess workload, sitting in the same place for several hours and facing obesity at a very young age. Such collective stretches in the office will help them stay in shape and prevent back and neck pain. 

Conducting healthy-weight loss competitions

Overwork-related obesity occurs by the fat accumulated in the lower part of the body due to extended sitting for long hours. Conduct healthy weight-loss competitions where employees use innovative methods to exercise their lower body while working. They can bring a pedaling instrument to place in their cabin, a massager, or choose to use the steps instead of the elevator. 

Give them a batch stating “Healthy Stair-case user” and upload their successful weight-loss journey in the company newsletter and website. Make them an inspiration for others to follow and award the employees with small incentives like discounts if they buy healthy food instead of junk food. 

Making office gym usage compulsory 

Make it mandatory for the employees to use the office gym for certain hours in a week. Make a health executive talk with the office staff to create awareness about obesity and the associated health risks. Adjust the employee pick-up and drop time to suit their gym working needs. 

Encourage the employees to use the free gym in the office instead of paying hefty membership to external gyms. Organize hiking camps and other physical games between various departments like table tennis, badminton, and basketball. Encourage the employees to lead an active and fit lifestyle without making it a chore by spending an extra half an hour or 45 minutes every day with the office hours. 

Innovative methods to create awareness  

Ask the employees to come up with innovative methods to create awareness about overwork-related obesity. Make them write a slogan or create a funny video emphasizing the importance of working out. Make the office staff vote on the best creation and follow the methods shown in the video every day to stay fit. 

The employees will feel in control as they are the ones who choose the best creation and will get kindled to follow what they selected, to stay fit. Alternatively, choose two or three such creations, make various groups follow different strategies, and see who loses more weight faster. 

Bob Dluzen
As a result of being a gardener for more than 40 years, 30 of those as a professional, Bob's gardening has become an integral part of his life. "It's the ever-changing seasons and the wide variety of plants and gardens that keeps me intrigued," he says. Bob lives and gardens in rural Monroe County.