One of the major drawbacks to working in an office environment is the adverse effect it can take on one’s health. Mostly, this is because an office necessitates the need to sit at a desk all day long. A task that inherently minimizes a person’s physical activity. This can lead to such debilitating problems as high blood pressure, increased risk for diabetes, and over time, muscle degeneration. Sadly, this is an issue that’s especially real for software companies and other screen-locked jobs.
That’s why it’s so important for JDi Data to propagate a healthier lifestyle, so that we not only succeed in our products, but in our employees as well. Fortunately, this can lead to numerous benefits within the workforce, such as increased productivity, less stress, and improved attitudes. All of which, create a superior employee. Still, it can be challenging to motivate workplace participation in health oriented goals.
Corporate events, such as the Mercedes-Benz 5k (hosted annually in South Florida), offer an excellent opportunity to remedy the problem, by providing an activity that is engaging, fun, and promotional within the workforce. Not only that, but it also builds camaraderie amongst employees by inspiring team participation. At JDi, we’re excited to take part in the upcoming race, with over 8,000 employees ready to take step this Thursday, we know it’s going to be a great time.
To make sure we don’t lose our friends in the crowd, we had some awesome shirts made up with a catchy slogan. So, keep an eye out for the JDi Data Dashers in downtown Ft. Lauderdale this Thursday. It’s going to be some sweaty, heart healthy fun that’s going to release plenty of endorphins, making us feel great at home, and at work -just like our products.