4 Exciting Ways to Use Your Smartphone for Workplace Wellness!

4 Exciting Ways to Use Your Smartphone for Workplace Wellness!

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Dr. Shashi Bhushan Kumar
September 29, 20215 mins read

Key Takeaways

  • Install worksite wellness apps to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle
  • Use your smartphone to set essential reminders and alarms every day
  • Download employee wellness software to boost your productivity

Living in a digital era, it is almost impossible to manage without cell phones. From access to information to managing finances and transacting, and keeping in touch with friends and family, smartphones are vital to the modern lifestyle. In fact, you can call it one of the handiest tools we have as most of us tend to spend a lot of time on it either by choice or compulsion.  

Though cell phones and health are often spoken about in contrary ways, you can use your phone to improve your life as well. Surprised? It’s true!

Your phone can help you put in place a range of wellness habits, be it at home or at the office. Since your office is often a source of unhealthy habits that take a toll on your body and mind, using smartphones for workplace wellness can help you beat them and boost productivity too. After all, there are a number of employee wellness apps you can use to your advantage and even set notifications and reminders to improve your well-being.

In fact, today every company, big and small, realizes the value of employee wellness. As per studies, wellness is an important part of the intellectual capital that an employee brings to an organization [1]. Companies who focus on workplace wellness also see benefits such as higher engagement and output and lower retention. As per Harvard Business Review, employee wellness programs, when run efficiently, have an ROI of 6 to 1 [2].

To know more about ways you can use cell phones to enhance worksite wellness, read on.

Use your phones to set timely reminders

In order to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, good habits are a must. Keeping yourself hydrated and not skipping your meals irrespective of how busy you may be at your workplace are some of the things you shouldn’t forget. However, it is quite possible to get caught up in work. That’s exactly how your smartphone can be used. Install reminder apps or recurring alarms that can help you. Whether it is to remind you to drink water, eat food on time, have an evening snack, take your medicines or go for a walk, these simple ways of using your phone can do wonders!

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Install worksite wellness apps to inculcate healthy habits 

Another exciting way to promote workplace wellness is to download useful worksite wellness apps. These apps not only help you develop healthy habits but also enhance your productivity. For instance, apps like Keelo and Aaptiv can help you work out better with video and audio direction. Apps like Peak and NeuroNation can help you play mind-stimulating games to increase your mental sharpness. After all, mental agility is vital to perform well!

There is another interesting Pomodoro Focus Timer app that you can use to boost your productivity. It is based on the technique of the same name developed in 1980. Install it and create a to-do list with a timer on. Focus on the required work for the set time until you hear the timer beep. Record what have you completed within the given time and take a 5-minute break. Continue this until you complete the stipulated tasks [3] and after four such sessions you can take a longer break. This technique helps you get things done without giving in to distractions.

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Log in notes on the phone to destress 

The Notes app and Google Keep are two of the easiest ways to pen down essential things that you may miss out on, especially when you have a busy day at work. Be it for personal or professional reasons, noting down your thoughts, lists of tasks, and even feelings can help you manage your emotions and priorities better. You can use these apps as a journal or as a reminder for important matter that you may not be able to address right when the thought occurs to you. For instance, you could create a list of courses that can help you upskill, add links to websites you want to check out later, or write down thoughts that disrupt your peace of mind. All this can help you focus on the present in a much better way.

Maintain your health by downloading employee wellness software 

By installing employee wellness software on your phone, you can be socially connected with other employees at your office and work towards better fitness, eating habits, and mental health. Such apps may also offer entertainment options to you based on what your employer has in store for you. For instance, LifeWorks is an interesting employee assistance program with unique features that enable you to monitor your health and play games as well. This software analyzes your assessments and provides you simple tips and recommendations to increase your productivity too. If your company doesn’t subscribe to such an app, be sure to suggest it to your HR. Other apps of this kind include Sprout, Wellness360 and Remente.

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The best way for you to achieve workplace wellness with your phone is to create a wellness folder in your phone. This is where you can install apps and software that contribute to your health. Doing this can help you take quick breaks during a busy day and de-stress with ease. However, to tackle workplace depression and anxiety, do book an online doctor consultation on Bajaj Finserv Health. This way you can connect with top specialists and get counselled from right where you are. Be proactive about wellness and try to use your phone to adopt a healthy lifestyle going forward.

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  1. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/14013380610672675/full/html
  2. https://mays.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Whats-the-Hard-Return-on-Employee-Wellness-ProgramsHBR2010.pdf
  3. https://todoist.com/productivity-methods/pomodoro-technique

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