Promo Products Fight Back In The Employee Mental Health Crisis
Workers have returned to the office, but mentally, they’re not there yet. According to marketing platform Semrush, Google searches for “how to ask for a mental health day” have grown by 1,000%, from February 2020 to February 2022.
Employee mental health has become “dire.” For HR clients and business leaders, fitness-related products can help alleviate work-related stress.
Some pandemic craze is waning. The apparent Peloton bubble is a testament to that. In January, due to a “significant reduction” in demand worldwide, Peloton announced a temporary production halt on exercise products, including its trademark Bike, according to CNBC.
Pelotons may have fizzled out, but the fitness industry is only expected to grow. For employees struggling with their mental health, exercise can bring relief. A 2018 study found that people who exercised had about 43% fewer days of poor mental health.
In 2021, exercise became an outlet for relieving stress and anxiety. According to a 2022 survey of more than 16,000 respondents, 43% of Americans exercised to feel better mentally, and 37% incorporated a fitness routine to help support their mental well-being.
Today, fitness is all about wellness. According to the American College of Sports and Medicine, the top three fitness trends for 2022 are: wearable technology, home exercise gyms and outdoor activities.
Here are promo products that’ll fit any fitness trend.
Bend and stretch with ease on this durable multi-purpose yoga and fitness mat. Made with high grade, non-slip supergrip for total stability and control, the mat’s high-density rubber is comfortable cushioning for joints. The fitness mat includes a deluxe carrying case with two multi-functional pockets to carry your on-the-go essentials.
Therabody / PPAI 794574, S1 / www.therabody.com
Sleek and stylish, the iTouch Air Smart Watch does it all. Recipients will receive alerts to incoming calls, texts, emails and social media messages. Along with other smart watch standards, the wellness features include a pedometer, calorie counter, distance tracker, sleep monitor and sedentary reminder.
Selco / PPAI 113845, S6 / shop.selcotime.com
This origami water bottle is perfect for travel. The bottle collapses to a nice compact shape to store in a purse, backpack, tote or briefcase. The 25-ounce bottle has a stainless-steel screw-on lid. Users can use the convenient handle for carrying or clip the carabiner to a bag.
High Caliber Line / PPAI 205801, S10 / www.highcaliberline.com
Shake up your workout with the Fitness Fun Dice Game. Recipients can play with this dodecahedron dice for a variety of exercises and repetitions. Exercises include sit ups, lunges, planks and more. For safe keeping, there’s a mesh pouch with drawstring closure included.
Hit Promotional Products / PPAI 113910, S13 / www.hitpromo.net
For parents who love to jog with little ones, this Sun Bum Duke's sunscreen gift set is a standout. This three-piece gift set features fragrance-free SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion and Stick plus Duke knit. Broad-spectrum, lightweight and non-greasy, Sun Bum’s SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion is made of safe minerals to help protect babies’ skin from UVA/UVB rays.
Hirsch Gift, Inc. / PPAI 221823, S10 / www.hg-promo.com