Discussing wellbeing in the workplace with Josh Plant – An insider scoop.

Created by Tania Gerard.

Wellbeing in the workplace is an important factor in the health and welfare of our employees here at Unity. With the wellness industry constantly evolving and becoming a trending topic of conversation over the last few years, it is crucial to make sure the wellbeing of your employees is a priority.

 

Here at Unity, we embrace wellbeing and utilise our facilities to give our minds a break from creativity.

We have a variety of opportunities around the office such as:

Our lovely ping pong table & PS4 system – (where our inner competitiveness strikes!)

  • A monthly yoga session – This is where we can take an hour from our day and enhance our inner chakra with positions that we can utilise with our office habits. We are taught various techniques that can help with our mental health and wellbeing within the workplace as well as our everyday lives.
  • Monthly socials and team lunches

Team building

We aren’t just a company, but a family and it is important to break away from the office and connect as a team. Past socials have included:

  • Lunches
  • Dinners and cocktails
  • Celebrating team members birthdays
  • Crazy golf
  • Escape rooms
  • Award ceremonies and much more!

Wellbeing at Unity is a very important factor to all of us as a team, which is why we were delighted to have Josh “The Power” Plant here at Unity HQ, where we were introduced to personal wellbeing assessments and conducted investigations into our personal health and development.

Through our 1 to 1 assessments with Josh, we pursued areas such as:

  • Analysis of current fitness, goals and dietary levels
  • Creating new health and fitness goals
  • Tracking our food and sleeping patterns
  • Understanding the elements of protein, carbohydrates and fat

Josh’s recommended apps

This app has come highly recommended by Josh and it is a fantastic app to use! You can analyse aspects such as steps you have taken throughout that day, insert your food intake for that day as well as analyse your nutrients and calories you have lost during that day. It is a great tool to use when you want to lose weight or simply analyse your day-to-day activities.

This website provides you with so much information if you want to get fit, from any level. From beginner to expert, you will be able to find something for you.

This website provides not only full body workouts but also nutritional recipes that will align with your exercises and handy articles to educate you about your body and which body type you are. Furthermore, there are also useful additions such as the macro calculator, BMR calculator and a muscle building calculator to provide further insight into your body type.

Top tips from Josh:

  • Track your food & the times you are eating: whether it is a snack or a meal – write it down. This will aid your understanding of your eating habits and where change needs to happen in your diet.
  • Track your sleeping patterns: It is important to track and analyse your sleeping cycle because if you are not getting enough sleep, your body is not fully recovering in the night, leading to implications such as fatigue and low energy levels during the course of your day.
  • Track your daily intake of steps: This may be something you haven’t truly thought about but aiming for 10,000 steps a day can not only change your energy levels but improve your wellbeing and state of mind for the day. These steps can be achieved easily than you think throughout the day, you can add to your steps by changing your transport to work. Instead of taking the car, can you walk to work? Instead of sitting at your desk at lunchtime, why not taking a gentle stroll around your area. 10,000 steps is your DAILY recommendation, so don’t worry if you have not reached your goal but always keep this number in your mind for the next day to come.

Understanding Protein, Carbohydrates and Fat.

Protein – 4 calories per gram

Carbohydrates – 4 calories per gram

Fat – 9 calories per gram

 

Josh Plant was a fantastic addition to our wellbeing initiatives and we learned a great deal about our daily routines, fitness levels and created goals. We also gained further insight into how important looking after your mental health and wellbeing is within the workplace.

 

What are your thoughts about wellbeing in the workplace?