Whether a workplace event lasts for a few hours or a few days, the food you eat and the amount of physical activity you get during the event affects your health and productivity. Eating well and staying active during meetings, trainings, conferences, and other business events will help energize your guests and keep them alert and involved throughout the day.
Improving the health and well-being of the workforce increases employee productivity and attendance, and reduces the cost of health insurance.
Incorporating physical activity breaks into your meeting will help increase the energy, participation, and productivity of you participants. Research suggests that integrating even short bursts of activity into your day has health benefits.
Physical activity breaks should be fun, safe, and voluntary. They do not require professional leaders, and they can be modified to fit the needs of your event and guests. Encourage participants to go at their own pace to remain comfortable and pain-free, only doing what feels good and stopping if anything hurts. Provide advanced notice to participants about activities and activity breaks so they can bring the proper attire such as walking shoes, casual clothing, and umbrellas.