Healthy Agency, Healthy Results
By Elaine Bramall on Thursday, 10 March 2016
According to estimates from Public Health England, two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese. Poor diet and a lack of exercise are the main reasons perpetuating this epidemic. And of course, it’s not just our waistlines at risk. The cost to the NHS grows as the waistbands do which can only mean one thing… higher taxes.
You could be forgiven for thinking Agency life is as it was 10, 20 and yes 40 years ago –boozy lunches, smoking in the boardroom and all things Mad Men. But things have come a long way - including here at Teamspirit.
We have a number of avid cyclers who pity us lowly tube dwellers as they breeze into work in the winter sunshine. Meanwhile a number of us ensure we leave on time to get to football, yoga, kickboxing or their favourite studio class. And we boast triathletes, martial artists, fitness instructors and even a yogi under this roof. But the reasons that agencies have become so health conscious may have something to do with the digital revolution.
Yes we all do it for our own reasons, looking better, feeling better, taking out the stresses of the day, but ultimately you can’t argue our dedication to our health and fitness allows us to be that bit better on the job. With quicker deadlines and the immediate nature of the news cycle and campaign requirements, we need a huge amount of physical and mental energy to ensure we achieve our goals without burning out. And a long day is made that bit easier with that little rush of endorphins a healthy lifestyle can provide… which also makes our Friday drinks very much earned.
All of which, is massively beneficial to clients. Healthy agency, healthy results.
Watch this space for more information about our group triathlon challenge taking place in July to raise funds for Sports Relief.