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Work can be stressful. Your employees are working hard. They’re balancing the demands of their jobs with those of their home lives. Your employees are tired, and their job performance may start to suffer. This is where a wellness retreat comes in. Wellness retreats focus on promoting the physical and mental health of your employees and can offer a multitude of benefits. Here’s why you should consider a wellness retreat for your next company excursion.
What’s a Wellness Retreat?
A wellness retreat (or “wellness tourism”) is exactly what it sounds like: a retreat that focuses on the physical and even spiritual well-being of your employees. Some great examples of this are:
- fitness resorts
- yoga or meditation retreats in exotic locales
- trekking across mountains, forests, or national parks
A wellness retreat is a fantastic opportunity to offer an authentic, meaningful experience that allows your employees (and you!) to unwind holistically and to come back home refreshed and rejuvenated in body, mind, and spirit. Here are some of the top benefits of a wellness retreat for your employees.
#1. Better Physical Health
When your employees spend eight hours a day sitting in an office chair behind a desk, their physical health begins to suffer. On top of the lack of activity, stress has been proven to increase the likelihood of suffering certain health conditions like high blood pressure and heart disease. Stress has also been shown to result in poor dietary choices as well as shortened life spans. Wellness retreats can help correct all of this.
Wellness retreats give your employees a much-needed break from routine and (in some cases) sedentary lifestyles. Depending on what type of wellness retreat you choose, many of them can focus on exercise and nutritional education that can help your employees greatly improve their physical wellbeing.
#2. Better Mental Health
Just getting your employees out of the office is enough to improve their mental and emotional state, but what happens when they have to go back? Wellness retreats address the issue of balancing work and home life as well as the mental wellbeing of your employees by providing them with tools to handle stress – writing, meditating, breathing techniques, etc. A better mental state means that your employees have a clearer mind and are more creative, better able to handle situations at work, have better lives at home and are generally happier individuals.
#3. Relaxation & Healing
A wellness retreat specifically focuses on unplugging and connecting with our inner selves. It gives you and your employees a chance to get away from the struggles of daily life, and a chance to get out of your heads and allow your bodies, minds, and spirits to heal. What could be better than that?
Whether you make wellness retreats a regular occurrence for your company, or you offer one as an incentive, giving your employees this unique opportunity has benefits for everyone: the company, your employees, and their families. If you are looking to plan a wellness retreat for your employees, contact MTI Events today. We will help take care of everything from transportation to planning, helping you to give your employees all of the tools they need to truly connect, relax, and rejuvenate.