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How to Encourage Wellness in Your Workforce

04 03, 2023

More businesses are realizing that investing in employee wellness not only benefits the employees but also the company’s bottom line. Wellness practices in the workplace have become increasingly popular over the years as more people prioritize their physical, emotional, and mental well-being. They also help reduce absenteeism and increase employee morale.

Japan, with its unique blend of traditional and modern wellness practices, is positioning itself as a top destination for wellness tourism. In this blog, we’ll discuss how you can encourage your employees to practice wellness during work hours and how the International Wellness Tourism Expo (iWT) can help you with that.

Implement a Wellness Program

Implementing a wellness program is an effective way to encourage healthy living and overall wellbeing in the workplace. Wellness programs can include a wide variety of activities such as fitness challenges, health screenings, yoga classes, and healthy eating initiatives.

Companies can also offer incentives, such as gift cards to restaurants that offer healthy foods, paid time off, and reduced health insurance premiums, to encourage participation. By implementing a wellness program, employees are more likely to take care of their health and be more productive at work.  

Create a Healthy Work Environment

Creating a healthy work environment is another way to incorporate wellness into your business. A healthy work environment includes things like ergonomic furniture, proper lighting, and clean air. Employees who work in a healthy environment are less likely to suffer from illnesses and injuries caused by poor working conditions.

Encouraging employees to take breaks, providing access to counseling services, and offering flexible work schedules are all ways to support mental health in the workplace.

Encourage Work-Life Balance

Encouraging work-life balance is an effective way to promote wellness in your business. Employees who have a balance between work and personal life are more likely to have better mental and physical health.

Encourage employees to take their vacation days, avoid working long hours, and take breaks throughout the day. Additionally, offering flexible work schedules and remote work options can help employees manage their personal lives and work responsibilities.

Incorporate Nature Exploration in Your Business Travel Itinerary

When your employees are on a business trip, encourage them to take breaks and explore nature during their downtimes. You can also book local landmarks or museums so they can learn about the culture and history of the place they’re visiting. As business trips can be stressful, companies have found a middle ground between productivity and maintaining wellness on official business – bleisure

Embrace Wellness in Your Next Business Travel

Incorporating wellness practices into your business trips might require some planning and effort, but the benefits are worth it. Don’t let your busy schedule get in the way of your health and wellness. Prioritizing your well-being will help you perform at your best during your trip.

Stay in touch with your wellness journey even during official business by being a part of the first and only wellness tourism event in Japan. International Wellness Tourism EXPO is a gathering of local and international businesses in the wellness tourism sector. Don’t miss this three-day event on May 10–12, 2023, at Tokyo Big Sight Japan.