WWhen it comes to unhealthy workplace habits, I certainly have my share. When I sit at my desk it’s usually with a foot under me, and another tucked up to my body with a knee pointed skyward — not exactly ergonomically correct.
To make things even worse, as of late I’ve also been working with a box of Girl Scout cookies within easy reach. I mean, hey, I’ve got a scout of my own, how can you not support the next generation of women business leaders, right?
It’s all too common for me to be so engrossed in what I’m doing for an hour or two straight that I forget to get up, stretch, or even take a deep breath now and then.
And then, of course, there’s the fact that our office just had both a Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers and a New Orleans Original Daiquiris become our new neighbors. It’s hard to make healthy choices, especially in New Orleans.
But with healthcare premiums continually rising and no shortage of uncertainty in governance, it’s more important than ever to take advantage of the things we CAN control, or at least make an effort to. That means taking a fresh look at workplace wellness.
It’s such an important topic that both this month’s main features address it, along with “Why Didn’t I Think of That” on page 78, which looks at the cost of another drain to the bottom line, opioid addiction, and how a new local company is offering treatment in a totally outpatient setting. Within these pages you’ll find expert advice, hear about the new role the Jefferson Chamber is taking and see how local companies are leading the pack and providing innovative solutions.
The key, they all seem to say, is taking that first baby step. Excuse me as I unfold myself and go grab a bottle of water.