Another week went by, have you checked in on your health? Last post I mentioned the importance of mental health and well-being so this coincides with the same theme. Plus, previously a lot of my attention has been on networking in general to build up your contact list, but ultimately your health is the key ingredient to success. Networking is too, but you can’t meet people if you are not feeling well.
If you have health insurance at your employer or anywhere else use it. The annual check-ups with your medical doctor, eye doctor, dentist, etc. are so important to maintain your health in the most important area.
I have seen too many times where people have insurance, but do not use it. If you can prevent something, do it. I try to be proactive in the workplace, not reactive. I do the same thing with my life and promote it with my family too.
I am not a doctor, but you do not need to be one to take care of yourself. If you can work out three times a week minimum it adds so many more benefits. I have been doing this on a regular basis now and I feel my confidence and happiness building. Especially in the world we live in now where you easily can be distracted, frustrated and in disbelief with some of things going on.
Just a walk outside and getting some sun can do wonders.
I know I am fortunate to have health insurance (still expensive with it), but it enables me to ensure I am able to be at work and productive.
By the way, I met my wife when we were in high school.
Aisle 5 at Jewel Osco in the spice aisle to be precise. My wife worked at Jewel and I worked at Osco Drug she was putting overstock away & we bumped carts. It was love at first sight and we have been together ever since. Who says you can’t find love in the workplace?
Still together! Thanks Jewel Osco…
Though, never did I imagine we would be getting colonoscopies together on a date night, but we did it together on a Friday.
Things were way cooler on dates when we first met, but we made this into an event.
It was one of the most vulnerable moments in my life. The concept of what was happening was more uncomfortable than the actual procedure. But I needed to have fun with it and told a lot of jokes to get myself through it. Many were very funny, but ultimately, I was reassigned another doctor in the end.
The nurses were laughing.
My humor only took me so far and I understand the seriousness of ensuring wellness and this procedure.
We both checked out fine, so grateful for that.
The saying “health is wealth” is certainly relevant in the workplace, and it carries several important implications for both employees and employers. Here’s why it’s relevant:
- Employee Productivity: Healthy employees are often more productive. When employees are physically and mentally well, they are better able to focus on their work, make fewer mistakes, and are less likely to take sick days. This can lead to higher efficiency and better overall performance.
- Employee Engagement: Employee well-being, including physical and mental health, is closely tied to engagement and job satisfaction. Employees who feel their health is valued and supported by their employer are more likely to be engaged and committed to their work.
- Reduced Healthcare Costs: Employers can benefit financially from promoting employee health. Healthy employees are less likely to require costly medical treatments and are more likely to have lower healthcare-related expenses for the company.
- Work-Life Balance: Encouraging a healthy work-life balance can contribute to employee well-being. When employees have time to take care of their health and spend quality time with family and friends, they are more likely to be content and less stressed, which can positively impact their performance at work.
- Talent Attraction and Retention: Companies that prioritize employee health often find it easier to attract and retain top talent. Job seekers increasingly value employers that offer wellness programs and support for a healthy lifestyle.
- Legal and Ethical Considerations: In many countries, there are legal and ethical considerations related to employee health and safety. Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe and healthy work environment for their employees.
To promote the idea that “health is wealth” in the workplace, many companies have implemented wellness programs, offered health insurance benefits, provided gym facilities, encouraged regular breaks, and promoted mental health support. These initiatives not only benefit employees but also contribute to a healthier and more productive work environment, ultimately benefiting the organization as a whole.
Keep rocking on and have a great week! Shop Jewel Osco, you never know what you are going to get.