Managing Corporate Fatigue

Overview of a high-performing, high-stress executive, manager or other employee.

Personal health impacts of poor wellness habits

  • Brain cell damage
  • Suppressed immune system
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Heart disease
  • Alcoholism & Substance abuse
  • Relationship problems
  • Depression
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Hypertension
  • Lower back pain
  • Osteoporosis

Professional impacts of poor wellness habits

  • Poor cognitive function
  • Decreased productivity
  • Decreased efficiency
  • Increased abseenteeism
  • Increased presenteeism
  • Increased health care costs
  • Burnout
  • Irritability

Section 1 – The Importance of Proper Sleep

Your body is made up of trillions of cells.

  • Age 1-20 – Body is in growth stage
  • Age 20-40 – Body is in repair and regenerate stage
  • Age 40-60 – Body is in maintenance and preservation stage (we begin “dying)

Good sleep is sleep that has a repair effect on your body and brain cells. Without it, the body breaks down faster, we age faster, and we become “seniors” sooner in life.

During the day, your normal physical activities stress and damage your body’s cells.

During sleep, your body works to keep you healthy by performing certain “repair projects”…

  • Repairs tissue (increased growth hormone production)
  • Repairs nerve cells
  • Neutralizes neurotoxins
  • Replenishes depleted chemicals
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Improves long-term memory
  • Raises and lowers blood pressure

If you sleep properly, you go through several different stages of sleep, during which your body and brain perform different repair and restore projects.

Results of Poor Sleep

Damage to your company

  • Poor cognitive function
  • Decreased productivity
  • Decreased efficiency
  • Increased abseenteeism
  • Increased presenteeism
  • Increased health care costs
  • Higher employee turnover

Damage to yourself

  • Brain
  • Suppressed immune system
  • Heart
  • Weight
  • Alcoholism & Substance abuse
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Irritability

You Can’t “Bank” Sleep

(sleeping in the weekends is a dangerous myth, explained).

15 Tips for Getting Better Sleep 

Section #2 – Eating for Performance

Most wellness nutrition advice focuses on eating for…

  • Weight loss
  • Health
  • Athletic performance

There’s a fourth goal for eating that many people don’t discuss…

  • Workplace performance

Eating for performance focuses on maintaining optimal brain function and energy levels throughout the workday.

Benefits of healthy eating include reduced risk for:

  • Obesity and overweight
  • Diabetes
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Hypertension
  • Lower back pain
  • Osteoporosis

Vs. Benefits of performance eating:

  • Better brain function: more creativity, fewer errors
  • More alertness
  • Higher energy levels
  • Better blood sugar regulation
  • Better moods (less irritability, anxiety, depression, stress)

Tips for Performance Eating

Snack Like You Mean It!

Section #3 – Physical Activity for High-Stress Workers

Corporate fatigue wellness initiatives should include:

#1 Teaching stressed employees how to add appropriate physical activity to office and travel situations

#2 Promoting High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) over traditional Cardio/Aerobic workouts.

Outcome Goals vs. Process Goals for Workplace Energy Management

Physical Activity in the Workplace

Tips for keeping high-performing, high-stress employees active during the workday

Section #4 – The Case for Air Quality

Sick home and building syndrome is on the rise.

Energy Star products and hi-tech buildings contribute to few hours spent in fresh air. For most of the day, your employees are:

  • Sealed in their homes
  • Sealed in their cars on the way to work
  • Sealed in their work buildings
  • Sealed in their cars on the way home from work
  • Sealed in their homes again

More chemicals and toxins are in our:

  • Furniture
  • Flooring
  • Wall coverings and coatings
  • Electronics
  • Clothing
  • Vehicles
  • HVAC systems

Tips for employees to better manage their home, vehicle and workplace air quality.

Section #5 – Stress for Success

Tips for reducing and managing – not avoiding – stress

Rituals, Habits & Routines

Tips for creating helpful routines at home and in the office.

Section #6 – Putting it Altogether

Summary tips for selling wellness to employees and management

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