Why Having Good Fitness Facilities Makes Good Business Sense

3rd December 2016

It’s well documented that leading a healthy active lifestyle can provide an individual with many health and social welfare benefits. However, the benefits of having a healthy active workforce in the world of work are largely overlooked.

Some of the benefits of leading a healthy active lifestyle include;

  • Reduce the probability of contracting illnesses
  • Reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Improve self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improve sharpness and clarity of mind
  • Improve sleep
  • Make someone better able to cope with stress

These benefits, whilst being highly beneficial to the individual, can also be so for a business. There are a number of reasons for this, such as a reduction in employee absenteeism, which in turn reduces sick pay costs. Employee production is also increased, as employees are happier and healthier, which helps to promote a better attitude towards work, and greatly improve team morale. Which of course, must sound incredibly appealing to any business owner, large or small.

From this, it’s fair to conclude that providing a workforce with the best opportunities to lead a good lifestyle makes perfect business sense. This can be done through access to healthy foods, access to fitness facilities, or simply making employees aware of the personal benefits of leading such a lifestyle.

Here at The Union Building, the importance of these factors has not been overlooked. As well as being bright and airy, the building boasts the rare facility of an onsite gym, providing any employee based in the building with every chance to keep fit. Opportunities for employees to eat healthily have also been catered for through the opening of the fantastic new restaurant and bar ‘Rooftop Gardens’, which serves healthy snacks and meals, both hot and cold, throughout the working day. These facilities make the Union Building a hub for improved productivity and employee welfare, making it a perfect place for any business to grow into.

To reap the rewards of the fantastic facilities on offer here at The Union Building, please enquire about available office space.

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