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Last week, Pelican Procurement Services organised a Workplace Health and Wellbeing week to raise awareness of the importance of health and wellbeing and to encourage all Pelican staff to make improvements to their overall health. 

The whole week was packed with a range of activities to stimulate the body and mind, including out-door games, Yoga, Zumba and Circuits training, mindfulness, massage, reflexology, MOT health check, cookery demonstration and nutrition advice on how food can affect mood and sleep patterns.

A person’s wellbeing is to do with their own character and home or social life along with the workplace, but employers can have an influence on an individual’s sense of wellbeing in the way they run the workplace. So, although we are concentrating this week on the areas of exercise, hydration, nutrition and stress management our wellbeing at work is affected by so many more factors.

Many of the factors we will recognise from what we have achieved so far with Investors In People: factors like engagement, empowerment and involvement; variety of work, clarity of expectations, and having a voice within the business all lead to greater wellbeing and are all aspects of our work life that are, as you know, important to this business. 

It makes sense then, to introduce a focus on some of the lifestyle factors that can affect our general health and wellbeing.  So, last week our objective was to concentrate on a number of key areas where we can all make small changes to create big, positive impacts. The company is keen to raise awareness about all the factors that contribute to improved health and wellbeing so that we can each take responsibility to drive positive change for ourselves.

So, although we had a busy week of activities, the theme of wellbeing continues – it is embedded in the Pelican way.  As Tony Robbins says,

 ‘The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body.The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.’

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