Stretching at Work, Being Content

The top-scoring organization in my study encourages employees to stretch twice a day.  The engineer from their company shared that they, for ergonomic reasons, stop working once in the morning and once in the afternoon for stretching.  He said, “the deal is, you stop what you’re doing, step away from your machine, or whatever it is you’re doing, and stretch, stretch your muscles, swing your arms.  The protocol is nothing textbook, it doesn’t have to be in a formation or a group but just a chance to move around.

”An organization in the educational services provides Tai Chi. Yoga, and work station movement for their employees and the students on their campus. This movement program seems more structured than the previous organization, in that there are actually classes for yoga and work station movement.  In the words of the interviewee, staff are encouraged and taught to move on their breaks instead of sitting; because apparently ‘sitting is the new smoking.’”

—Growing a Healthy Workforce: Leading in the Eight Dimensions of Workplace Wellness

To Follow the Tao is to be Content
When a man is in harmony with the Tao, He cultivates his health and practices virtue.
When a man forgets the about the Tao,
He forgets his health and focuses on selfish desires.
Selfish desires are born from the illusion of fear. Being selfish leads to the curse of discontentedness.
Greed can bring disaster
To a man’s health and reputation.
To follow the Tao is know
The satisfaction of being content.

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