HR Diaries: Benefits of workplace fitness culture 

by Payeli Ghosh, Chief People, Marketing and Operations Officer | Posted on Friday July 28, 2023

Fitness is not about getting into a particular shape or looking in a certain way, it is an internal process of evolving bodies and turning smarter, kinder, and more accepting of life with its ups and downs.  

A healthy workplace leads to high employee morale and productivity. Well-being impacts employee and organizational performance. It is the responsibility of every organization to provide a healthy and safe workplace for its employees. we are committed to the holistic development of our people and, keeping this in mind, we have launched a fitness campaign “Faster Fitter & Healthier (FFH) 2023”. There are a series of monthly activities planned as part of this program. We started with the “Step It Up” challenge. This blog aims to reflect on the experience, express appreciation, and acknowledge our organization for promoting fitness and well-being. 

The Challenge: The “Step It Up” challenge urged us to take 6,000 steps daily, and encouraged us to prioritize physical activity and incorporate it into our daily routines. It was a simple yet impactful challenge that pushed us to be more mindful of our movement and make conscious efforts to enhance our overall fitness. 

Well-Being Champion:Sekhar Prakash, Head of Cloud Engineering was appointed as an internal well-being champion to lead the program and build a wellness culture within the Organization. My heartfelt gratitude to Sekhar for taking up this challenge. 

Overwhelming participation: I am truly amazed by the level of participation we witnessed throughout the challenge. From seasoned fitness enthusiasts to individuals just starting their fitness journey, our colleagues came together with a shared commitment to prioritize their health. It was heartening to witness the camaraderie and support that developed within the organization as we motivated each other to achieve our daily goals. 

Building Healthy Habits: Habits go a long way. The “Step It Up” challenge not only encouraged us to be more physically active but also helped us cultivate healthy habits. We discovered innovative ways to incorporate more steps into our daily lives, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevators, going for brisk walks during breaks, and even organizing walking meetings. These small changes had a significant impact on our overall well-being, boosting our energy levels and improving our productivity. 

Dear #JIFFYians, let’s continue this momentum as we move forward with the “Faster, Fitter, Healthier 2023” campaign, supporting each other in our pursuit of better health and well-being. Remember, the journey has just begun, and together, we can achieve remarkable things! Keep stepping up, stay healthy, and let’s thrive together! 

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