5 ways to help your people avoid the ‘winter blues’ and boost immunity

The winter months can be a tough time to keep employees engaged, but by encouraging your staff to look after their health and providing them with the support to do so, you can help them stay happy and healthy this winter.

Of all the seasons winter seems to last the longest, and most organisations know how difficult it is to maintain a motivated and productive workforce during this time of year. 

Respiratory and flu-like illnesses are more common, and a lack of direct sunlight can affect the body’s clock, mood and motivation too. Indeed, one in 15 people in the UK are affected by the ‘winter blues’. 

The good news is that businesses can support their employees to minimise their health risks.  We spoke to LiveSmart, a digital health assessment company whose programmes help employers like UMG to encourage their people to take a proactive, preventative approach to their physical and mental health.  LiveSmart recommends 5 areas of focus at this time of year to help keep the winter blues at bay.