Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Walking off Stress at Work
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) focused recently on sports and exercise statistics of Americans.
BLS reported that approximately 16% of people aged 15 years and older participate in sports and exercise activities daily. The most common activity on the list is walking.
Everyone knows that workplace stress is a career buster and affects productivity and creativity at work. Consider walking at work as a way to handle workplace stress.
PBS.org offers tips for employers and career advice to encourage walking at work:
1. Offer a break on healthcare premium
2. Schedule working into the work day
3. Provide place to walk at work
4. Create friendly competition between employees and offer incentives