In Search of the Workout-life Balance

The numbers tell a story that could leave us feeling disheartened, but for the sake of Happiness Camp, let’s turn that frown upside down and say instead: There’s immense potential to do better. With this optimism, we look at the data presented in the report “Custo do Stress e dos Problemas de Saúde Psicológica no Trabalho”, published by the Order of Portuguese Psychologists. Besides the significant disruptions in team balance and the high human cost, stress comes with a hefty price tag: 5.3 million euros every year.

Physical exercise and sports are effective ways to combat stress and anxiety. In the same study, an increase in physical activity was linked to a decrease in negative symptoms. The workplace is often one of the main sources of stress. It is, therefore, up to companies to promote a truly healthy, happy environment that helps each individual find their work-life balance. Or as we like to say: their Workout – Life – Balance.

A new sport each day, keeps the doctor away 

Who wouldn’t enjoy working in a place where everyone is more active, healthier, with a stronger team spirit, more positive competition, and better cooperation? In a study we conducted in 2022 with OnStrategy, we discovered that more then ever, the Portuguese are interested in starting a regular sports activity. Companies are not yet keeping up with this trend, as 70% of employees stated that their company did not offer sufficient support, and only 10% of the companies said claimed to provide 100% support for their employees’ sports activities.

It’s time to get companies moving and create fun, creative, sporty, and productive lifestyles. We know stress is so expensive, but feeling happy at work is priceless.

About Urban Sports Club

Urban Sports Club offers a monthly subscription with several options. Our mission is to inspire people to lead a more active and healthy lifestyle.

Members of Urban Sports Club can create a unique and diverse workout plan by choosing from over 50 sports and wellness activities, including fitness, swimming, yoga, climbing, team sports, massage, and more. With a single subscription, you can train at over 10,000 partner locations in Portugal, Germany, France, Spain and Belgium.

With the Dutch company OneFit, the Urban Sports Club group has over 12,000 partners in total. The most varied and flexible sports offering in Europe is also available as a corporate benefit for employees, allowing teams to train in studios, outdoors, on-demand and live online. Sports where, when, and whatever you want!

By: Urban Sports Club