Workplace Wellness, Cayman Islands
Savvy employers know that a workforce that is healthy in mind and spirit is less likely to take sick days, will work harder, and be more committed to the company. It therefore behooves bosses to encourage employees to exercise, eat well and take care of their physical and mental wellbeing. The following local businesses and services assist employers and employees to achieve optimum wellness, thereby ensuring greater focus and productivity at work.
Words by Natasha Were.
Creating functional and attractive working environments is an investment that pays off in reduced absenteeism due to injury, improved morale among employees, and ultimately results in increased profits. Workplace Environments assists businesses to identify and implement the best solutions for their workspaces by applying ergonomic principles to space planning, reconfigurations and furniture specifications, and as authorised dealers for Steelcase, have access to a wide range of quality office furniture, flooring and technology. www.workplace.ky
One’s wellbeing inevitably affects performance, both at work and at home. Wellness coaches can help you create a more balanced and nourishing lifestyle. In addition to one-on-one coaching, Charlotte Beales-Hart, Certified Integrative Health Coach at Island Nourish, offers workplace wellness workshops, tailored to the group in question. These could focus on Nutrition for Performance, Mindfulness for Workplace Wellness or Work/Life Balance. www.islandnourish.com
PREVENTATIVE HEALTH SCREENING
Conceived for the busy executive for whom time is of the essence, Health City Cayman Islands offers a variety of health checks designed to assess future health risks, with a focus on heart health. Physicians test patients’ cardiovascular fitness, and asses their nutrition, exercise habits and stress levels to identify potential problem areas and then work with patients to create preventative action plans. www.healthcitycaymanislands.com
JUICE & SMOOTHIE DELIVERY
Smoothies and juices are an easy way to pack in your daily nutrients but making them can be laborious. That’s why Green2Go not only makes vitamin-rich cold-pressed juices, fibre-filled smoothies, super-food meal replacement shakes, wellness shots and healthy snacks, but they also deliver them to your workplace for free. Through corporate memberships and in-house staff package discussions, the health-focused company empowers businesses to foster a fit-as-a-fiddle workforce. www.green2go.ky
POSTURAL AND ERGONOMIC EDUCATION
With the right ergonomics and correct posture, spending 40+ hours per week at a desk need not result in chronic neck, back or wrist pain. The multi-disciplinary team at Synergy Chiropractic & Physiotherapy combines manual therapies, exercises, patient education and other modalities as required, to relieve and prevent recurrences of repetitive strain, carpal tunnel and postural pain syndromes. www.synergychirophysio.com
WORK OUT TO WORK BETTER
After a long day at the office, there’s nothing like a workout to clear the mind and transition into ‘home’ mode. Similarly, a fitness class first thing oxygenates the brain and sets one up for a productive workday. For those who want the option of being able to work out anytime, anywhere, Anytime Fitness offers a full range of gym facilities, personal trainers and even virtual workouts, available at all hours. www.anytimefitness.com
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