icon-account icon-glass

Join the community!

We'll keep you up to date with interesting news, product information and offers so you never miss out.

No boring newsletters and we'll never share your address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Popular Products

The Lean Protein
Whey protein powder for weight-loss.
The Energy Booster
Pre/intra-workout powder with BCAAs.
The Glow Booster
Collagen supplement for skin.

Fed Up Of Your Workplace? Here’s How To Improve Your Workplace Wellness

8th December 2021

8th December 2021

By Beth Shelper

When debating the pros and cons of your job, or deciding between one job offer and the next, your mind probably automatically defaults to thinking of a pro as a competitive salary and a con as a long commute, or perhaps the bare minimum of holiday. But that’s not all you should be thinking about. This week, we’re talking about workplace wellness, workplace wellbeing and typical wellness practices in the workplace.

What is workplace wellness?

Putting it simply, workplace wellness describes the combination of practices, strategies, plans and techniques that are in place in your workplace (whether that be an office, school, charitable organisation or otherwise) that are put in place simply to ensure that a workplace is keeping their employees happy, healthy, motivated, and eager to work.

The aim of these practices is not to generate profit, look good on social media or “tick some boxes”. Oh no, the purpose of these strategies is simple: to ensure that employee wellness is a top priority.

Why is workplace wellness important?

Aside from the fact that everyone (of course) wants to be happy in their workplace – especially considering, on average, we all spend at least 40 hours a week in these places, workplace wellness practices are integral to businesses who want to maintain (or achieve) a low staff turnover, create an attractive workplace for prospective employees, and to create a healthy and harmonious workplace for existing colleagues to ensure that they are (more than) satisfied in their day-to-day working life.

Not only this, but the importance of this has been reinstated by countless studies and investigations. So… employers, it’s time to listen up.

An investigation conducted by organisation Employee Benefits discovered that this is most definitely the case, and more worryingly, reported that a staggering 89% of workers have reported that their poor mental health as a result of a lack of workplace wellness initiatives leads to a negative effect on their working life.

Not only this, but burnout experienced as a result of a lack of supportive workplace measures and a limited number of workplace wellness activities and programs has a direct correlation with high staff turnover rates.

That only means one thing: we need to take workplace wellness seriously. ASAP, if you aren’t already.

So, why is workplace wellness important?

Whether you’re an employee or an employer reading this, make sure you’ve got a pen and notepad ready. We’re here to hit you with our favourite (and the most effective) workplace wellness initiatives and techniques that you can begin to implement in your day-to-day working life or for your team.

First up, we’re talking to you, employees.

Wellness practices in the workplace for employees

  • Work on maintaining a work-life balance

Don’t reply to emails or work calls once your day is done. Schedule yourself regular holiday… not just a Friday off here and there. Aim for a full week each quarter.

Set boundaries. Take your sick days. All that good stuff.

  • Communicate your needs clearly

If you’re struggling with a piece of work, need extra training, can’t meet a deadline, or just need some assistance: don’t be afraid to voice this. Teamwork makes the dream work, and your management team and colleagues are there to make your life easier, not harder… so don’t be afraid. Just ask – it’s easier than you think and can make that problem that you made into a mountain back into that mole hill that it really is.

  • Keep a clean and tidy workspace

You know what they say – a tidy space is a tidy mind. Get rid of scrap paper, decorate your desk with pictures of your loved ones, organise your files… get a wase paper bin! You know the drill.

  • Stay fuelled up!

If you don’t have time for breakfast and can’t eat before work, make sure you have a stocked-up snack drawer at work to fuel your through the day. A snack drawer doesn’t have to be unhealthy, either. Stock up on a Monday lunchtime to see you through the week and that way you can enjoy fresh fruit, homemade protein bars, and even make yourself a cheeky protein shake halfway through the day, if you need a bit of an energy boost.

Next up, employers. It’s you that can make the biggest difference. So listen up!

Wellness practices in the workplace for employers

  • Set motivational incentives

Everyone wants to feel good at work, and incentives are a great way to promote employee wellness.

This doesn’t have to be a super trip to Miami for the team (although, that would be pretty good, if you can facilitate that for your staff…)

We’re talking regular recognition, promotions, pay rises, job security, team lunches, extra holiday and more… get creative! Just show your employees that you appreciate them, their work and their loyalty. Good work should be rewarded. Always.

  • Maintain a regular review and training schedule

This ties in quite nicely with our last point. To ensure employee wellness, schedule monthly reviews to ensure that your employees are on track (and happy), and make sure that you’re regularly implementing training exercises so that employee knowledge stays in tip-top condition, and that your employees feel valued, nurtured and motivated to continue.

  • Prioritise mental health initiatives

Workplaces that support mental health initiatives and prioritise putting in place wellness practices in the workplace, maximise flexibility, support and growth within the workplaces are absolutely more likely to see high staff retention.

Change with the times and offer flexible working options, carers’ leave, paternity privileges and more: your staff will thank you for it.


Like we said, sometimes we can all focus too much on the overarching factors of a job and forget to take care of ourselves. Whilst you may be concerned about a competitive salary or distracted about the latest workplace gossip, it’s important not to forget about the most important thing: your health and wellness.

If you’re an employee struggling with your mental health as a result of a poor working environment, an employer looking for ways to boost morale, give our tips a try. To ensure you’re working for the best companies, attracting the best talent and retaining valuable staff members, workplace wellness is absolutely non-negotiable. Period.


  • Scanlan, J. N., & Still, M. (2013). Job satisfaction, burnout and turnover intention in occupational therapists working in mental health. Australian occupational therapy journal, 60(5), 310-318. Click here.
  • Employee Benefits. (2021). The Importance of Workplace Wellbeing on Staff Retention. [online]. Click here.

Product Spotlight

Need Expert Advice?

Other Insights

Managing Your Innermost Subscription
Navigating Indulgence with Chloe Thomas
Chloe is a life, nutrition and fitness coach from the South East Of England. She has been a coach for 7 years now, working mainly with women. Her goal is to help women become their healthiest and become the best version of themselves, Innermost helps to achieve this.    View this post on Instagram A post shared by CHLOE THOMAS || ONLINE COACH 🦋 (@_chloeinspires_) Our topic for July is Indulgence. Tell us what indulgence means to you, and what are your favourite ways to indulge. Indulgence for me is having time away from the chaos of life - relaxing in nature, reading a book, going on a hike, seeing a friend or family. I love being outdoors and going on adventures like kayaking or surfing and I love to travel! It brings me back to “me” and allows me to re connect with myself and my values. I do also like to indulge in some yummy unhealthy food every so often too- on my holiday recently I indulged in a delicious pizza and yummy scones! How do you strike a balance between indulging in something you enjoy and overindulging to the point of excess? I think this is important as it can become unhealthy if you over indulge too much as this can lead to an addiction. If you are indulging in something excessively it may be because you are unhappy in your life elsewhere, and are using that thing to avoid the pain or discomfort you are feeling in your life. For example, I see sometimes in my clients over-eating due to emotions (emotional eating), which is where they are over-indulging to try and avoid uncomfortable feelings - which inevitably doesn't work and leaves you feeling uncomfortable and guilty. In what ways can indulging in something be beneficial to our mental health and well-being? I guess it is important to take time out from our “go-go” lives where our brains are constantly being stimulated - especially due to our phones. So taking time to indulge in having time out with your friends or alone is important. I also think it is important to indulge in nice foods from time to time - especially in social situations.   View this post on Instagram A post shared by CHLOE THOMAS || ONLINE COACH 🦋 (@_chloeinspires_) How can indulging in certain activities, such as eating or drinking, have negative impacts on our physical health? Over eating or drinking can leave us feeling low in energy, low in mood and tends to exacerbate anxiety, aka “hangxiety” when it comes to alcohol. It can also cause weight gain and inflammation within the body which can lead to auto-immune diseases and illness. It is important to be conscious of not over-indulging in these two things too much - it's about striking that balance between a healthy amount and an excessive amount. How can we practice self-control and limit indulgences in order to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle? I think it is important to think about our future and what damage over indulging can do to our health long term. I try and remind myself of this. And even thinking of how you will feel the next week or day if you over indulge. For example, when I drink too much alcohol I sleep bad, it effects my training, my mood, my cravings etc - so I don’t drink often or in excess. I remind clients to think of their ‘why’ and also where they want to be in 5 months and 5 years time. Can indulgence ever be considered a form of self-care, or is it always a potentially harmful behaviour? I personally think it’s about that balance I mentioned before. For example, on my recent holiday I had a big pizza to myself which was overindulgent BUT I rarely have pizza - think the last time was February! So it’s fine for me to do it once in a while. I think too much indulging in anything is a sign that you may be not content in your life and are looking for something on the outside to soothe something uncomfortable on the inside (mentally speaking). What Innermost product(s) have you been loving recently? Definitely the The Digest Capsules I love them and so do my clients! They help with my bloating and IBS massively. I also love The Relax Capsules for around my period when i have PMS and trouble relaxing. They are great! Our final question is ... What’s your innermost desire that you’re hoping comes true this year? To reach even more women across the world to join my community of women and reach their healthy and fitness goals, build a better relationship with food and learn how to love their body again! I want to get women off fad diets and know there are easier ways to be healthy and lose weight! I would really like to be at the point where I can hold retreats for them by the end of the year. That's a wrap on this months interview questions. Thank you so much Chloe for your time! it’s been a pleasure chatting with you! To keep up with Chloe be sure the follow them on _chloeinspires_ Read more