Many of today's jobs require employees to sit at their desks or in meetings for a significant portion of their work days. But could that inactivity also be affecting their productivity, increasing your energy costs and reducing your overall ROI?
Why are more and more workers talking about their inability to concentrate and are experiencing episodes of "brain fog"? And why do others say that they are always cold in the office during the winter months, and have space heaters under their desks that use high amounts of electricity?
In the past two decades a great deal of emphasis has been placed on ergonomics, focusing on things such as proper desk and chair height and monitor viewing angles. And while all of these are important to avoid unnecessary strain on workers' bodies, you may have also found that those improvements have had no effect on the symptoms mentioned above.
That may be because the actual cause is a lack of proper circulation in their bodies. Sitting for long periods of time causes a significant portion of the total blood in a person's body to pool in their legs, because the heart by itself cannot overcome the effects of gravity. And with the reduction in the total amount of blood that is moving, necessary oxygen and nutrients are not being delivered to the brain.
When we walk, the natural design of the muscles in our feet and legs helps to pump that blood back to the heart. But sitting for extended periods prevents that from occurring.
What if there was a passive device that would help prevent that pooling of blood in your employees' legs? And what if that device could also help strengthen the muscles deep in their calves — often called the "secondary hearts" — so that the body's natural pumping system would become more efficient? What kind of productivity improvements might your company experience with such an asset?
That passive exercise device, backed by over a decade of university research, is the Sonostics HeartPartner.
The American Journal of Health Promotion has reported that workers who take part in a corporate wellness program have fewer hospital admissions, shorter hospital stays and overall lower costs.
If you are a business owner or HR Wellness Director looking to boost office morale, increase your return on investment and cut costs in the process, our corporate wellness solutions can help you accomplish all of these goals and more.
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