Healthy Workforce: Executive Physicals

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Most employers recognize that healthy employees lead to a healthier bottom line. They are more productive, use fewer sick days, and are more satisfied in their work. Your executive team is no exception. Unfortunately, the lifestyle of an executive is not always conducive to healthy living. High expectations, long work days, extensive travel, and high levels of stress can make it difficult to prioritize health over the demands of the job. That’s why it’s crucial to encourage your executive team to take care of themselves. When your leaders focus on making health a priority, they’ll ensure they’re prepared to do their jobs, and they’ll be setting a healthy example for the entire organization.

Tips for staying healthy at work

Making health and wellness a priority in a fast-paced workplace can be tough, but these five simple steps can make it easier.

1. Get enough sleep

 Most experts suggest a minimum of 6-8 hours of sleep per night. If that sounds like a lot, consider that even moderate sleep deprivation can lead to impairment similar to that of blood alcohol level of .1%. If you have difficulty sleeping, try to create a healthy sleep routine. Go to bed and wake at the same time each day, leave your laptop and smartphone in another room, and limit screen time for an hour or two before going to bed. These habits promote restful sleep, so you’re more likely to wake feeling rested and ready for the day.

2. Manage Your Stress

 Executive positions are inherently stressful, so learning to manage that stress is critical. Take breaks throughout the day to give yourself time to decompress. Find activities that help you relieve tension: try yoga or meditation, go for a daily run, read a book. The key is to find what works for you and make time for it regularly.

3. Eat well

 Eating well and incorporating plenty of fruits and vegetables into your diet will help you feel energized, alert, and focused throughout the day. In addition, smart food choices will help you maintain a healthy weight and decrease your risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Bringing your lunch and keeping healthy snacks, like nuts and fruit, in your office can help keep you on track when your calendar is packed and you’re tempted to grab a doughnut from the break room.

4.  Exercise

 Regular exercise can help you relieve stress, manage your weight, and get your creative juices flowing. And if you don’t think you have time, remember that small bursts of activity throughout the day can be just as effective as hour-long sessions on the treadmill. Take the stairs to your office instead of the elevator. Park farther away from your building so you have a longer walk. Go for a midday walk to get moving and refresh yourself for the rest of your day.

5. Stay hydrated

 Dehydration can lead to fatigue, headaches, and difficulty concentrating, so even on your most hectic days, it’s important to remember to stay hydrated. Minimize your intake of caffeinated drinks, like coffee and soda, and focus on drinking water throughout the day. Setting a reminder on your phone and carrying a water bottle with you throughout the day can help you get the water you need.  

WOHA’s Executive Physicals

 A healthy workforce starts at the top, but it’s not always easy for busy executives to make their health a priority. That’s why so many organizations are now offering executive physicals to their top talent. These convenient, preventive visits enable busy executives to undergo a comprehensive health exam, diagnostic screenings, and laboratory testing all in one place on the day of the exam.

 At Washington Health Associates (WOHA), our executive physicals are designed to help busy executives and managers like you get the healthcare they need. We offer thorough personal consultations, which include medical history evaluations and physical exams, and follow up with a comprehensive report following your visit. Our services are affordable, efficient, and confidential. Contact us to schedule your executive physical with WOHA today.

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