All posts by corporate

Why Every Company Needs a Corporate Wellness Program

Keeping employees healthy is one of the most important – and frequently neglected – ingredients to a successful company. Healthy employees are productive employees, and with high productivity comes higher profitability.

Yet, despite increasing evidence of the benefits of corporate wellness programs and growing numbers of companies in Dubai and Abu Dhabi adopting these programs, there are still employers who do not know how to foster a healthy workplace, while there are also some who think that they are “too small” to avail or are afraid of the costs.

But contrary to these beliefs, your company does not have to be in the Fortune 500 to implement a corporate wellness program. You might even be surprised at how accessible and inexpensive these programs are.

Here are three reasons why every company, no matter how big or small, should enroll in a corporate wellness program:

Good health leads to better work performance. Corporate wellness programs have been shown to reduce nonattendance among employees and increase work output.

An employee’s quality of work may be hard to quantify but their number of work hours can be easily measured. In terms of attendance, healthy workers spend more time at work than their sluggish counterparts. Because they are healthy, they are less likely to go on sick days.

Additionally, healthy employees are also more energetic and more enthusiastic towards their job, which makes them even more productive and more efficient.

A healthy body is a happy body. Corporate wellness programs were also proven to boost workers’ morale. When employees see that their company is spending to look after their wellbeing, it tells them that their employers care about them. This cultivates loyalty and responsibility among employees, which, in turn, motivates them to work harder and better.

Prevention is better than cure. Always. Spending a few hundred dollars to maintain your employees’ health can save you thousands, even millions, in the long run.

One of the best and well-documented example of a corporate wellness success story is by the Johnson & Johnson Company. Since their adoption of a corporate wellness program in 1995, the percentage of employees who smoke was reduced by two-thirds while the number of employees who are at risk of high blood pressure dropped by more than half. The company estimates that their wellness programs have saved them over $250 million on medical care expenses.

The success of a company depends on its employees. Investing in corporate wellness programs leads to a happier workplace, increased productivity, and reduced health care costs. Even in companies, health is indeed wealth.

What You Need To Know About Corporate Wellness Programs

It is quite apparent that a new trend is sweeping across the companies in the Middle East. A lot of companies in Dubai and Abu Dhabi are now implementing some form of corporate wellness programs into their offices and more are joining in the bandwagon.

As a result, various types of wellness programs have also cropped up to accommodate the increasing demand. And while more and more companies are now realizing the benefits of corporate wellness programs, there are still some that doubt it because of misconceptions.

A common misconception about corporate wellness programs is that they are complicated and difficult to manage. This is not necessarily true. In fact, the majority of the companies in the Dubai do not have particular positions dedicated only to managing wellness programs. This is because these programs are surprisingly easy to handle and can be managed by a single committee. Most of the time, employers designate the supervision of corporate wellness programs to HR.

Another fallacy when it comes to employee fitness programs is the belief that more expensive programs are automatically better. The amount of money with which a company spends on its employee fitness programs is not the sole determining factor if it is effective or not. As a matter of fact, there is no one definition of a good wellness program. Companies have varied work cultures and very specific needs, therefore there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all type of wellness program.

While there are some companies which provide only the basics (health risk assessments, regular consultations, etc.), there are also some that really go all-in, complete with complex reward systems and quirky health incentives to encourage their employees to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Some companies may prefer wellness programs focused on preventive services, like biometric screenings. Others may choose to work on physical activities. There are also some companies that concentrate on specific issues, like smoking or alcoholism in the workplace. All of these programs can be effective, as long as it is what the company and its employees need.

Another worry of some workers is that only the already-healthy people can benefit from employee fitness programs. In reality, corporate wellness programs are designed to be inclusive. This does not only limit to being physically fit. Many wellness programs now also incorporate things like emotional and mental wellbeing, and even financial health.

Whether complex or simple, large-scale or small, expensive or low-cost, an effective corporate wellness program should always aim to create a healthier and more productive workplace environment.

What Makes A Corporate Wellness Program Effective

A few years ago, when corporate wellness programs were still unheard of, most companies in the Middle East would only offer the occasional aerobic exercises to their employees or gym memberships for the executives. However, these measures have already been proven to be ineffective and usually end up as a waste of time and money as these do not really make an impact on their employees.

Short-term health promotion campaigns, such as the occasional aerobic exercises, and exclusive-only engagements, like the gym membership for executives, are doomed to failure because they do not reflect genuine corporate wellness.

Corporate wellness should be a habit and not just a one-time event. Effective wellness programs should also be designed for everyone in the company and not just for the higher-ups.

An effective corporate wellness program requires more than gym passes and salads in the cafeteria, but it also does not need to be complicated for it to be successful. Cultivating a healthy workplace can actually be simple and seamless when carefully planned and implemented.

So what makes a corporate wellness program effective?

The most crucial aspect in making a company’s wellness program more efficient is to assess the needs of both employers and employees. Gathering information as to what the company wants for its employees and comparing it with what the employees actually need is important to make the two sides meet halfway. A corporate wellness program, no matter how carefully planned, is useless when it does not fit the needs of its intended audience.

An effective employee fitness program entails communication between employers and employees. Both sides should be involved in choosing a wellness program that best suits them, and planning is only half of the process.

The most common mistake that companies make in their wellness programs is to think of it as a bonus rather than a requirement. This leads to the programs not being taken seriously. When employers treat their wellness programs this way, employees would also follow suit. This kind of attitude towards corporate wellness renders the entire program meaningless.

Therefore, to maximize the benefits of these programs and help employees reach their full potential, corporate wellness programs should be valued not only for how much money it saves the company but also in its ability to build commitment and loyalty among its employees.

As such, companies, particularly in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, should learn to view their employees’ health as an investment instead of a liability. After all, employees are the most valuable asset of a company.

How to Encourage Employees to Engage in Corporate Wellness Programs

Companies in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the Middle East are now starting to appreciate the benefits of corporate wellness programs. While there are still some who rely strictly on return-of-investment values to determine whether their company needs a wellness program or not, it is good to know that a lot of businesses are realizing the importance of their employees’ health and wellbeing.

However, corporate wellness does not just stop at enrolling a fitness program. The most crucial part is in its implementation. No matter how well-designed an employee fitness program may be, it would still be worthless if it is not used and followed by its intended audience.

Now that the people have bought into the chosen wellness program’s campaign, it is time to deliver on its promises. How a company follows through its fitness program will determine just how serious it is in investing in its most valuable capital – its employees.

The goal of a company is not to have a corporate wellness programs just for the sake of having one, but to actually have its employees participate and integrate it into their own lifestyles.

So how can companies encourage their employees to engage in corporate wellness programs?

The worst mistake a company can do is to introduce several new things all at once. Start with simple and bite-sized changes at first. Give the employees some time to adjust to the new routine.

Employees will also be more attracted to corporate wellness programs if it is kept inside the workplace. Instead of making them go to the gym, make them exercise within the company grounds instead. If this is not possible, look for creative ways on how to integrate fitness into their work routines, like making them take the stairs instead of using the elevator.

It is also the employer’s responsibility to assess if the program is working or not. Employee surveys and interviews can be very helpful in gathering feedback which can be used to modify and improve the wellness program.

Lastly, corporate wellness programs should be designed for the long term. Constantly adding or varying some elements into the program will keep employees more interested and involved. Progressive programs are recommended, with challenges and routines getting a little more difficult as time goes by.

The beauty of corporate wellness programs lies in its ability to engage employees and influence their habits towards a healthier lifestyle and work habits, while also strengthening camaraderie among fellow employees and cultivating a motivated work environment at the same time.

blog8

Healthy ergonomics, healthy life

Tim Garrett offers some tips to reduce the effects of poor posture at work.

Have you ever wondered if sitting for hours a day is natural, let alone any good for you?

The simple fact of nature is that human beings are not designed to sit down for very long  periods. Do you think a caveman or woman would be sitting for three hours at a time  staring at an object and doing over 100,000 finger movements? I think not.

This is why you need an ergonomics strategy – one that will counterbalance sitting disease and enable you to lead an amazing quality of life.

A healthy ergonomics strategy includes great ergonomic awareness, re-balancing  activities, and exercises to stop or manage pain.

If you need some motivation to sit properly, get set up correctly and do what you need to do to avoid a potentially very painful daily existence, here’s some food for thought. After approximately nine minutes the muscles supporting the core completely give up, causing what exercise  specialist Paul Chek describes as a ‘naked spine’ where all the pressure is put on the spinal vertebrae. The exact effect is a little different, but this is essentially what is happening.

This will cause you to sit badly, the typical bad desk posture being to hunch forward and in turn causes you to breathe from the chest, not the stomach like you should be doing. The  result is stress on the fight or fight part of your autonomic nervous system, potentially  causing a slowed metabolism, hormone imbalance and issues with sleep and  recuperation.

That’s not to mention the significant and very real possibility of horrible daily pain that can ruin your quality of life.

Here’s a rundown of the strategy I recommend:

1. Great ergonomic awareness

It is important to realise that breaks from sitting are essential and are productivity investments, not a productivity cost. We recommend people have 10-30 second breaks  every five minutes and a three to five minute break every hour. This means looking away  from the screen, standing up and stretching or having a walk around the office.

The other  essential tool is to realise when you are sitting with a natural S in your spine with your ear  lobes directly above the bony bit on the top of your shoulders.

It is key to distribute the  load of gravity equally throughout the spine so you don’t have problems in the future.

2. Re-balancing exercises

This is also a great way to give your energy levels a kick and spur your creativity.

Stretches, such as leaning backwards and looking up as well as stretching the side of your  neck and the levator scapulae, are great examples.

I would also recommend using a foam roller to separate the spine as the spine can  become fixed in the classic hunched forward position, making sitting properly very hard.

Go crazy with these recommendations (and others you can find by researching) for two weeks, before moving onto a maintenance phase at which point you can do the stretches  three times per week for approximately five minutes each day.

3. Relief

To get rid of the pain from poor ergonomics is a beautiful thing. After your pain has gone away, you realise just how much it was affecting your whole life – something most people  don’t truly appreciate when it’s happening to them.

Tennis ball trigger point therapy on the neck is something that can be a game changer, it is the perfect massage that can be done any time of the day or night to get rid of the knots in your body that are damaging and uncomfortable. It’s the kind of thing you need to master
to really get great at, but with as little as 10 minutes a day for seven days you will become a dab hand.

Other things that can work are cold pads. Holding them on the painful areas for  one-minute stints, with a 30 second rest in between, for up to five minutes works wonders. A great massage can also helps enormously.

If you apply yourself until these recommendations become automatic then you have the potential to live a life free from bodily pain and full of energy.

blog7

Achieve your health and fitness goals

Tim Garrett takes us inside the psychology of goal achievement.

Like most people, chances are you have had a picture in your mind about who you are and want to be.

You see yourself with the perfect body, with boundless energy, feeling great about yourself and looking even better. But like the majority of people you will stop before you achieve  your goal.

Believe it or not it’s easier than you might think to achieve where you want to be and really  transform your life.

First let’s set the foundation for great health. You need to ensure you  are excited about achieving your goal. People that have a big enough reason to change  their life do not let short term setbacks get in their way.

There was a brilliant article on the Farnam Street blog that showed how health and fitness  significantly affects every aspect of business and career performance.

By extension, a healthy body is the foundation for a happy and successful life – inside and  outside of work.

Determined people are always looking for big ideas that could make a huge impact on their lives and help them achieve their goals. One of these big ideas is to have lots of energy, a well-functioning body and a well-functioning mind.

Set an exciting but realistic goal, one that you write down in the present and first person tense. For example: ‘It’s September 30, 2017 and I feel on top of the world now that I weigh 74kgs’.

On the theme of weight loss, if you’re looking to slim down be aware we have rarely seen someone lose much more than 1kg of fat per week consistently for a long period of time. Of course, it is possible to lose weight faster, but losing more than 1kg a week in a healthy  way without damaging  your metabolism, thyroid and hormone balance just isn’t possible.

If you have 20kg or more to lose, however, you can lose more than 1kg a week, especially at the start but generally losing 1kg a week is a more realistic figure.

People who have realistic goals and are excited about achieving them often have a far greater rate of success.

There will be weeks when your body  doesn’t budge. There will be business trips or  injuries that means you will not exercise that week. And there will be weeks when you  don’t focus enough and your diet slips. That’s why getting a balance between ‘exciting’ and  realistic’ is key.

You may think that 1kg a week doesn’t sound fast or exciting enough but ask yourself  when was the last time you were 10kgs lighter. And then ask whether it is worth waiting 10 weeks to achieve that.

The next step is to create a ‘reasons list’. Write down at least 20 reasons. The first five or 10 will probably be quite superficial like wanting to feel good, but when you get to 20 and over it’s likely you’ll have found several deeper reasons that will put you in a peak state and help you achieve your goal.

Keep this list somewhere handy so you can review it every day, and add reasons to it over time. People rarely go to the trouble of making a reasons list but the ones that do tend to be much more successful.

The next thing is to make sure you have the right tools. A prime example is personal trainers. As experts at helping people achieve their health and fitness goals they will be able to guide you towards making a radical difference in the quality of your life.

There is also some brilliant health information online from experts like Ray Peat, Charles  Poliquin and Paul Chek.

The responsibility to actually do the hard work, however, lies with you. It’s something not everybody is prepared to put in – even when it comes to the reasons list, despite the fact it might only take between five to 20 minutes to put together. It’s down to you to turn your idea into a burning desire.

The next step is to brainstorm what may be holding you back. Is it a negative belief related to exercise or diet? Is there something you value that is going to be compromised by  exercising and eating healthily? These inner conflicts stop people achieving their goals so  it’s worth spending time considering and trying to overcome these barriers.

Then, after you have been focussed, determined, passionate and dedicated to your goal, it’s party time. You will see the results and you will have every right to celebrate your  success.

Don’t let anyone stop you – this life is for living, doing the best you can and making a  difference in the world. A fit and healthy person is the person most well equipped to do  this.

blog6

Costly health mistakes and how to solve them

Tim Garrett highlights some of the most common health mistakes employees are making  in the office.

There are certain things that many people can get confused about when it comes to health  principles.

They might be easy mistakes to make, especially during a busy working day, but they could also be having a huge impact on your quality of life.

Here are a few common mistakes and how you can change the situation.

Mistaking junk food for real food

Even diet-conscious or healthy eaters are guilty of this common mistake. Despite been seen as good for you, foods like quinoa, oats, seeds, seed oils and rice can be junk food – or at the very least semi junk food.

If a food has indigestible fibres, as is the case with seeds like quinoa, or is digested slowly, as is the case with rice, then it serves as a perfect food for bacteria to feed off – thus causing a dangerous endotoxin build up and resulting in lowered thyroid function. In this instance the potential health benefits of these foods are outweighed by the negative health consequences.

You should also stay away from food like bread, cakes, biscuits, and sweets at least 80 per cent of the time. We are all human, but they are junk food and not designed for human  consumption.

Leaving long gaps between meals

The vast majority of people have problems in this area and it’s easy to appreciate why. When someone is not focussed on their diet and lifestyle, and has never being taught how important regular meals are, they put their busy life first and eating regular meals a distant second.

When you leave long gaps between meals there is a hormonal consequence that affects your temperament and performance. Your stress hormones such as cortisol and  adrenaline shoot up, and if this happens repeatedly – especially if it coincides with other stressors – it can contribute to adrenal fatigue. This can lead to depression and a number of other symptoms.

You need to balance stress hormones with repair hormones. When your stress hormones are high, your repair hormones are automatically low, and when this happens a number of valuable health markers are killed off. These include energy, the ability to handle stress effectively and the ability to communicate clearly.

When your stress hormones are high they create energy so you can survive the stress. In  doing this they eat into your muscle tissue, fat cells and your thymus gland. This is bad  enough in itself, but it also lets loose the very damaging polyunsaturated fats that are stored in your tissues. These are cell toxic, health toxic and degenerative.

Thinking that fats and all sugars are bad for you

This is widely misunderstood and a lot of people’s health is suffering as a result. Cholesterol from saturated fat is extremely useful for the body – it is essential in making the life-affirming, healthy hormones that help you live a great quality of life.

People have been led to believe that sugars are all bad for you and that fruit sugars are to be included on the danger list. This is simply not true. Glucose is one of the most  protective, stress-beating, degeneration-beating compounds you can have in your body and when you don’t consume enough through your diet, your body will not be able to  cope and start to degenerate.

Working long hours without doing the following:

  • Eating a good quality Palaeolithic diet (including vegetables, fruits, nuts, roots and meats)  at least 80 per cent of the time.
  • Getting enough good quality fats from foods like milk, cheese, eggs, beef, lamb and coconut oil.
  • Getting enough good quality, easily usable sugars for energy production and healthy hormone creation.
  • Spending at least some time a week doing an exercise that creates energy rather than activity that expends energy.
  • Getting enough sleep or sleeping after 11pm. Getting seven or eight hours of sleep a night isn’t the same as sleeping at a decent hour.

Knowing what not to do goes some way to helping you understand what you should be doing. Hopefully realising these mistakes will help you integrate healthy practices into  your daily life, improving your all-round wellbeing as well as your work performance.

blog5

Destroy sitting disease and get active

Tim Garrett explains how to stay fit in the quintessential office job.

Staying fit when you are sitting down for eight or more hours a day is tough. It requires a great strategy implemented with passion and persistence.

In a later article I am going to delve more deeply into the psychology of goal achievement  when it comes to health and fitness, it is the critical area where most people sabotage  themselves so it pays to get it right. But for now, here are my insider tips to staying fit while  in the office.

Thinking points

  • Set a goal, commit it to paper. For example: ‘It’s September 30 and I feel on top of the world now that I weigh 74kgs’. Make sure it is in the present and personal tense.
  • Get excited about your goal.
  • Create a list of every reason you can think of for why you want to achieve your goal. This should include at least 20reasons but ideally up to 100.
  • Make sure you have the best tools and strategies so you do not waste time and effort. You might think it is easy but you would be surprised how a great personal trainer/health coach can guide you and help you avoid the many pitfalls on the road to great health and a fantastic looking body.
  • Align yourself with your goal. Lots of people have beliefs or values that are opposing their goal to lose weight. For example, they might believe that it costs too much time and they are too busy earning money to invest or buy a new house or they might believe exercising is taking time away from their  children. You need to think through these values and beliefs to get the   negative association out of the picture and replace it with a positive one.

Pragmatic steps

  • Get some mini fitness challenges set up at work. Corporate wellness is a massive growth area for Gulf Cooperation Council companies at the moment so this would be a perfect programme to nitiate.
    It could be the first person to do 200 push-ups while at work gets a prize, you could even ring a bell when someone completes 20 of them in one go. Get an assistant to track people’s progress over the two months you run the challenge.
  • Get the stairs cleaned up and looking pretty. You could adorn the stair walls with  graphics that have quotes on stair walking and its benefits. Paint the walls an  attractive colour and make sure the lighting is working perfectly.
  • Get a table tennis court or a table football pitch installed. This gets people up and  moving and their nervous systems activated, it is also a great way to deal with stress positively.
  • Plan a ‘stretch your legs event’ where people are encouraged to leave their cars further away from the building and use the stairs when they enter the building. The person to walk the most gets an extra days paid leave.
  • Desk squats and desk press-ups can also be done at any time during the day. Working these major muscle groups has a significant effect on the metabolism and healthy hormone production. If you need a guide on how to do these simple exercises just YouTube them.
  • Get a chair yoga class set up at work. The workplace Yogi is a company we love working with for our corporate wellness clients. They do 30 minute sessions that work perfectly in an office setting.

I hope that this has given you a dose of inspiration and some good ideas. Now all that remains, to quote the Nike phrase is to ‘just do it’.

blog4

Become a corporate iron man

Tim Garrett offers some key ways to become a champion in the workplace.

Anybody who takes their job seriously will want to maximise their performance as much as they possibly can.

If this is you, why not treat yourself as a corporate iron man or woman and optimise your work performance through health, diet and lifestyle?

To truly perform at your best, you need to be totally ruthless about your diet and lifestyle. The demands placed on the high-performing executive are large: long days, lots of pressure and seemingly endless communication. In order to cope with this pressure, you need to take care of your body.

The best business people I know – the ones that get the most out of work and life – are the ones that carve time out to exercise, are conscious of their diet and focus on certain key lifestyle practices.

Here are some steps you can take to be a champion in the workplace.

  1. Eat regularly. The maximum gap you should have between every meal is four hours; though two and a half to three hours is ideal. This ensures you control the stress hormone production caused by intermittent fasting.
  2. Drink enough orange juice. The sugar from fructose is controlled by the high  potassium in orange juice and the easily usable sugars can help you handle the stress of a busy life and manufacture protective and healthy hormones.
  3. Move. People who sit for too long can experience problems stimulating their internal organs. The ‘piso’ energy generated by movement is one of the key drivers  for your internal organs like your liver.
  4. Get an ergonomic assessment. Sitting badly can cause a nervous system imbalance,  a faulty breathing pattern and compromised digestion.
  5. Eat enough protein. Without the equivalent amount of meat that is in two and a half chicken breasts a day, your body will be degenerating and start eating into itself for survival. Do not substitute meat for other proteins as they are inadequate. I prefer the fat and protein from beef and lamb, gelatin, milk, cheese and eggs.
  6. Get to bed by 11pm at the latest and look into thyroid health if you have trouble sleeping. Everyone knows how critical this is. It is one of the best ways you can stay productive and not die a little every day which is essentially what is happening when your body is too stressed by not sleeping well enough or at the right times.
  7. If you are suffering from general health symptoms or fatigue, perform a ‘temperature/pulse test’ to determine if you have an underlying low thyroid issue. It  is surprising how many symptoms are directly linked to low thyroid function/ altered metabolism and how many degenerative health imbalances can be fixed by  addressing it. The thyroid regulates blood flow and therefore body temperature.
    If it is unhealthy, the thyroid will only be able to supply enough blood to the essential internal organs like the brain and lungs.
  8. Brainstorm to reduce your stress. Is there an injury or bad posture that needs fixing? Are there unresolved mental and emotional issues that you need to tackle head on? Is there a sleep problem? Is your diet a mess? Are you not exercising enough? Is your  energy being sapped by someone around you? Solving problems like these can lead to an incredible increase in energy and productivity.

With these action points in place, you can go forth and conquer as corporate iron men and women.

blog3

The benefits of sunshine and a good night’s sleep

Tim Garrett reveals how some simple lifestyle changes can improve business productivity

For business leaders across the region, it is the golden question: how can you improve your team’s wellness so they can enjoy a greater quality of life, and, as a result, help their business performance?

There are numerous ways to do this. On their own they will help your team improve their health and wellness, but together they can have a major impact.

Get to sleep on time

Did you know that each hour of sleep before midnight is worth two after 12am? It is something worth remembering when looking for massive productivity gains without having to put in much effort.

The hormonal output that happens when you sleep before 12am is extremely beneficial. It includes extra testosterone, DHEA and growth hormones that are extremely restorative and balancing.

We are hardwired to go to sleep around 10pm. This is because of the fact that we have only had electricity, advanced shelter and a proliferation of ‘creature comforts’ for a relatively short amount of time. For thousands of years, when night drew in it was a sign that we should get ready to sleep; there were fewer reasons or excuses to stay awake for much of the night.

This is significant because it governs when we should go to sleep for optimum performance.

Get some sun

I am sure you have heard that it is important to get some sun but you may not have been given the reason as to why.

The hormones that the sun helps produce – progesterone and pregnenelone, – are among the most balancing for your body, helping to counter stress.

These hormones are at the top of the list when it comes to protecting the body and are used to manufacture a lot of the other healthy, protective hormones. So spending some time in the sun should not be discounted if you want to be healthy and productive.

I have heard people advocate taking vitamin D supplements in place of going out in the sun. But if you think that this will be enough, think again. It is the progesterone and pregnenelone that you need in order to be super-healthy and to manufacture all of the other protective, restorative hormones. For example, they will help your thyroid to run fast enough and prevent degenerative diseases. The supplements will not be able to do this in the same way sunlight does.

Get your thyroid in shape

Doctors often misdiagnose hypothyroid because it is often subclinical or not severe enough for them to worry about it. What is more, the tests they do are often not comprehensive enough.

The thyroid is like the master gland in the body that stops a long list of ailments and diseases from happening. The list includes but is not limited to: diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, arthritis, dementia, balance problems, weight loss problems, memory problems, inflammation, chronic fatigue, metabolic disorder, anxiety and depression.

There are several things you can do to help maintain a healthy thyroid – most of them incredibly easy and food-based.

My advice is to have two orange juices, one tablespoon of coconut oil, one grated carrot salad and at least 100 grams of protein a day. You should also only cook with coconut oil.

As mentioned earlier, make sure you get enough sunlight or at least enough vitamin K, vitamin D and calcium. You should also ensure you get enough sea salt for its healthy sodium, magnesium and potassium.

These are the basics you need in order to have a healthy functioning thyroid, which will help keep your wellness in check and give you a firm foundation to perform well at work.

Together with good sleep, you and your team should see a massive difference in each person’s productivity.