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How fruit boosts productivity in the office
Productivity is important to any business. A high amount of it ensures that work is completed timely and to a high degree. “Productivity” has lots of different factors that influence it, from the stress of an employee to how focused they are, from their energy levels to how often they call in sick; it should be a priority of any business to keep employees as productive as they can.
Fortunately, there’s a really simple way that can help boost productivity – Fruits. I know it sounds absurd, but when you investigate it, it makes sense. Luckily for you, we’ve already done that part, so you don’t have to. Without further ado, here are 5 reasons how productivity is boosted in the by fruit delivered to work
Fruits are abundant with all kinds of Vitamins and Minerals and studies show that a lot of these can help improve cognitive performance. The main minerals you want to turn to are Potassium and Magnesium, and the main Vitamins are Vitamins B and C.
Stress is an important factor when it comes to productivity. Whilst having a challenge outside of your comfort zone can be beneficial to an employee’s skill set, stress can be quite the contrary. Stress can make it difficult to concentrate on work, causing inadequate, rushed, or incomplete work.
A study from the Edith Cowan University (the 28th best University in Australia), shows that people who had at least 470g of fruit/vegetable a day (70g above the World Health Organisation’s recommendation) were 10% less stressed than those who had less than 230 grams. This study investigated more than 8,600 people from a wide variety of age groups.
Improved Energy Levels
The sugars you get from the food you consume gets broken down in the body to give you energy. Sugars from sweets and snacks tend to digest sugar very quickly, giving you a short burst of energy and then a big crash. Fruits however, have natural sugars in them, like the glucose in apples. When an apple is consumed, the glucose will slowly break-down over time, giving a long, sustained energy supply throughout the day – minus the crash.
An employee’s mood can directly relate to how they perform their work. A happier employee is more likely to have a positive outlook to their work, and try harder than, say, someone who’s demotivated. Some fruits contain Vitamin C, which helps produce serotonin in your body. Serotonin is a chemical that is associated with feelings of happiness, focus and calm - All moods that are essential in the workplace. Some studies suggest that a lack of Vitamin C can be linked to depression and/or anxiety, though these conditions can be far more complex.
It’s a pretty well known fact that fruits (and vegetables) generally boost your health. Having Boxes or Baskets of fruit delivered to your office, which can have a wide variety of fruit within them, provides all kinds of Vitamins and Minerals that have their own health benefits and prevent all kinds of diseases. Having a healthy staff force means that your staff are less likely to need time off to recover from being sick. Not to mention it creates an environment that can show that employers care about their staff and their health.
Office Fruit helps boost productivity in the workplace by:
- Improving Focus
- Reducing Stress
- Ensuring Increased and Sustained Energy Levels
- Improving Mood
- Improving General health, to prevent absenteeism
A quick an easy way to cater for this is by using a fruit box delivery service, that has a variety of fresh fruit.
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