Fitness is not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind when most of us think about office fact, it is ignored so much that many of us spend our days sitting at our desks looking at computer screens, and others even eat our lunch at our desks.

However, any Health and Safety professional will attest to the fact that encouraging fitness in the workplace is extremely beneficial for employers. Science says that the endorphins released during exercise mean that employees have more self-confidence and energy, more positive attitudes when at work, and they are less stressed too.

The more obvious observation is that fit employees are much less likely to get sick – if there is an ailment like flu, cough etc going around the office, those who don’t look after themselves and exercise regularly are far more likely to fall ill. Encouraging exercise among your staff could not only lead to a fall in the number of short-term absentees, it could also have an effect on long-term absenteeism too.

Management at Q-Sourcing Servtec knows this and has introduced the “Fit for work” sessions where the team gets together to stretch, dance and take part in light aerobics to help re-ignite their energies for the week’s tasks. It is very encouraging that the team has willingly accepted this development and many have reported a great improvement in how they work.