In contemporary world, well-being of employees is a priority for companies with strong corporate culture. One of the most important steps towards success and productivity of companies is the improvement of well-being of the employee and work quality.
With this knowledge and taking into account the mentioned approaches, for “Smart Capital Group”, as a socially responsible company, caring for and encouragment of the team is particularly important. For the second consecutive year, the company has been holding a series of meetings aimed at the team’s personal growth, emotional balance, and maintaining a healthy environment.
This year, a new initiative, wellness activity, was introduced in the company. SMART Fit – is the name of the working out program, specially developed for the employees of “Smart Capital Group” by the invited professional trainer – Vika Kikabidze.
Vika, tell us about the program, what does SMART FIT mean and what elements will it offer to employees?
Smart Fit is a fitness program designed for both women and men. Exercises include: Pilates, yoga, cardio, strength and stretching elements. For those who’s willing to be fit, correct their body shapes, tone up or just be in shape, this program was made for them.
Can you explain the correlation between physical exercise and mental well-being?
I have been working in this field already for 10 years and I always share with people that physical activity is a prerequisite for maintaining youth, inner peace and self-satisfaction. It is a matter of brain chemistry. During physical activity, the stress hormone cortisol is inhibited and such neuro-mediators and hormones of happiness are activated, as dopamine, endorphin, serotonin, oxytocin… Therefore, regardless of the physical load, we feel happy and satisfied during exercise. In addition, regular exercise also contributes to the sustainability of our health, owning to the fact that during physical activity blood circulation improves, the development of cardiovascular diseases, obesity and other disorders decreases.
Smart Fit is implemented within the framework of one of the priority areas of Smart Capital Group’s social responsibility, the well-being of employees.