Sometimes going to work seems to more of a chore than something you want to do, however, you’ll be happy to realise there are a number of health benefits from working.
So, what’s so good about work? Being in work keeps us, our minds and our bodies busy… consistently giving us challenges along with providing a means to be able to develop ourselves.
Work can be a boost, giving us a sense of pride. Our personal achievements and accomplishments are both a ‘high’ for us and an important part of our learning.
What’s more, it’s great for socialising with our peers as well as building friendships and connections who can offer support if and when we need it.
In addition, working productively in our job provides us with income. And a consistent income means independence. It gives us the ability to support ourselves, our families and explore and do what we enjoy. This has a huge effect on our self-esteem and sense of self-worth.
According to fit for work, individuals who work tend to life happier healthy lives and generally live longer. ‘The more we put in, the more we get out of it.’ ‘With the work comes the rewards.’ All those sayings start to ring true.
When it comes to different types of work, it can be paid or unpaid but, when you think about it, both are good for our health and wellbeing. Even doing unpaid charity work, you’re doing a great thing for people who need assistance which is a great feeling. ‘What goes around, comes around.’ That’s the concept of good karma at work!
Working can contribute to our happiness, help us build our confidence and self-esteem and it is financially rewarding.
Our team at ProActiv People believe all these reasons are positive and important motivators to help our clients like you return to work as soon – and as safety – as possible after an injury of illness.
According to the Australian and New Zealand consensus statement, some additional health benefits of working are;
- Work is generally good for physical and mental health and wellbeing
- Coming back from a long term work absence, work disability and unemployment will bypass, what could be, a negative impact on your health and wellbeing.
Need a hand getting your head around getting back into work, ProActiv People (website link) is ready to help, with numerous Allied health and Employment service consultants and return to work strategies for you get all the health-giving benefits of work.
So, if you’re ready to get back… let’s get to work.