When you are trying to build a successful team, getting them in the best physical and mental state often makes your role as a team coordinator much easier. There are a variety of different ways that you can do this from encouraging exercise to developing new well-being drives to improve diet and sleep.
One of the best ways that you can help keep your team’s well-being in check is through outside activity. In today’s article, we have a look at the positive effect that spending time in the great outdoors can have on your team’s mental and physical health.
Moderate outdoor activity increases overall fitness
Firstly, there are some pretty obvious benefits to getting outside more and getting more exercise. If your team is in better shape physically this will often benefit their mental state of mind within and outside of the office. Many individuals found through lockdown the great benefits of taking walks outside, even short ones.
Increased mental health and well-being
Keeping employees happy and healthy can be a challenge, particularly in a high-stress environment. Encouraging workers to take breaks and spend more time outside when they are at work and at home has been shown to increase mental well-being. There are benefits to spending time in the fresh air and sun and the moderate activity that you get when walking outside can often increase endorphins and help you decompress after a stressful day of work.
Outdoor activities have been shown to increase productivity
One of the main forms of encouragement businesses offered to their staff during lockdown was to take walks and exercise outside. This is great for mental and physical health which in turn makes it good for the productivity of your team. If team members are happy and healthy, they are often more productive when it comes down to doing the work.
Try and find a balanced holistic approach for getting workers healthy
Whilst outdoor activity is a great place to start it needs to be part of an intelligent and holistic strategy for managing well-being in the workplace. If you can get workers spending more time outside in their spare time it will often make managing them in a team much easier. Feel free to get in touch if you want to go through any further tips on how to optimise your team’s performance and find out about our great team-building events.