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Why everything starts with habits ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

In the maze of health solutions, team-building activities and the latest dietary hypes, it all ultimately revolves around one golden question: How do we actually change our behavior?

Time to read: 5 minutes

Why everything starts with habits ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

The answer is surprisingly close, and no, it's not the latest superfood.

Organization โ†’ People โ†’ Habits

People make the company ๐Ÿข

It sounds so simple but that's the bottom line. An organization is made up of a group of people. And people have habits. Some healthy, some unhealthy and usually a combination of both ๐Ÿ˜‰. So to effectively make an impact on health is about supporting someone to change and maintain their habits.

Cycling is not something you learn in a theory book

Activation vs. information ๐Ÿ“–

Often we know what is healthy and unhealthy. But between knowing and doing lies a world of difference. We sometimes tend to assume that based on more information, workshops or videos, a change will automatically occur. Don't get us wrong, the right tips, tricks & science are very valuable, however in the end it's still about doing.

The 30-minute six-pack โŒš

Suppose employees go to the gym as part of a vitality initiative. They lie down on a mat and do 30 minutes of abdominal exercises. Does anyone then immediately have a six-pack? Probably not...yet you see many vitality initiatives framed that way; Two activities and then a big change is expected.

The power of small steps ๐Ÿšถ

And here comes the game-changer: it's the small, daily actions that lead to big results. Think about it:

  • Walking for 20 minutes may feel like a drop in the bucket, but on a yearly basis is the equivalent of 15 marathons.

  • Choosing 1 glass of water instead of cola will save you about 10 kg of sugar per year.

What impactful habits will you start within the organization? Ready to start building healthy habits in your organization together?

Let's have a digital cup of coffee!

Warm regards,

Bart & Gijs