DHR Celebrates National Workplace Wellbeing Day! #workwell2015
Today, 27th March 2015, marks Ireland’s first National Workplace Wellbeing Day. Companies of all sizes in the public and private sector are putting a special focus on the wellbeing of their employees.
Here at DHR, we already have a number of healthy workplace initiatives in place, including our staff bicycle initiative and we receive a weekly fruit delivery to ensure everyone gets some of their five a day!
To celebrate National Workplace Wellbeing Day, we are implementing a few additional small but effective measures to improve our workplace wellbeing, including:
- Desk Stretches: Given the nature of our jobs, we tend to be crouched over our computers for long periods at a time, so we have circulated a few easy to do desk stretches that should refresh our team, relieve strain and improve flexibility.
- Eye Exercises: At the same time as being seated at our desks, we are also always staring at our computer screens! This can lead to eye strain, headaches, and even diminishing eyesight and glaucoma. To address this issue, we’ve circulated a few eye exercises our staff can do throughout the day to ease the strain.
- DHR Staff Get Active! We are hoping to get involved in this year’s St James’s Hospital Liberties Fun Run which is a 5K run or walk. In addition to this being a fun way for us all to get active and healthy, the entry fee goes directly towards developing family rooms in St James’s Hospital, further contributing to our CSR Programme ‘DHR working with and for the Liberties’. In addition, we are also hoping to organise staff walks and other outdoor activities throughout the year.
- Healthy Lunches away from our desks. No more desk lunches! We are encouraging all staff to have lunch away from their computer screens. This will help us to return to our desks more refreshed to take on the rest of the day and we’ll also eat our lunch in a more mindful way.