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Workplace Gym for OX IT

At OX IT, when our staff began returning to the office, we wanted their opinions on what they most liked about home working, and it turned out they’re a healthy bunch!

One of the many views mentioned was the ability to go to their local gym in the mornings and lunchtimes without it eating into their evenings, so we obliged!

Further Office acquisitions at OX IT’s Kidlington HQ to cater for our growing team enabled us to save a bit of extra space and provide this brand-new state of the art Gym equipment from Mark Bowker at Bowker Leisure Ltd T/A Total Gym Solutions (www.totalgymsolutions.co.uk).

Read more about improving mental health and the benefits of a corporate gym below!

The benefits of a gym in the workplace

Exercise helps improve mental health. Fact. Exercising up to three times a week can reduce the risk of depression by 20%.

Having a gym in the workplace means that employees can exercise regularly and have the ‘headspace’ to burn off stress and tension.

And, not only does it reduce anxiety, but regular exercise improves sleep, increases clarity of thought and boosts self-esteem, thereby leading to an overall improvement in mood and resilience.

Here are some reasons why we choose to pay our employees to exercise at work:

  • Social Connections.
  • Stress Relief.
  • Heart Health.
  • More Energy.
  • Weight Management.
  • Productivity.
  • Disease Prevention.
  • Improved Immune System.

https://info.totalwellnesshealth.com/blog/5-reasons-why-a-workplace-gym-is-a-good-idea 

Mental health in the workplace

World mental Health Day 10th October
https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-mental-health-day

National Stress Awareness Day 3rd November
https://mentalhealth-uk.org/get-involved/mental-health-awareness-days/

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