How the Greater Daytona Region Promotes Happy, Healthy Employees

How the Greater Daytona Region Promotes Happy, Healthy Employees

The positive impact of sunshine and greenery

Studies have shown that natural light and exposure to greenery are beneficial at home, at the workplace and everywhere in between—and fortunately, the Greater Daytona Region has both in spades.

According to a report highlighted in Harvard Business Review, for example, exposure to greenery can “boost employee well-being, reduce stress, enhance innovative potential, and boost a sense of connection,” all positive impacts that can translate to productivity and fulfillment at work. Sunshine is essential, too, with employees reporting improved performance and overall well-being when exposed to natural views and sunlight, according to a Future Workplace Employee Experience study.

How does this relate to the Greater Daytona Region? As part of the aptly named “Sunshine State,”
Daytona Beach has an average of 230 sunny days per year, compared to a national average of 205
annually. The Greater Daytona Region is also a lush escape, featuring tree-lined spaces and lush
places such as Tomoka State Park or Blue Spring State Park, to name just a few.

How fitness fulfills employees

These parks, in addition to beautiful beach escapes throughout the Greater Daytona Region, also
serve as excellent places to enjoy fitness-focused activities—which is also good news for
employers in the area, as research says that fitness can have a powerful impact on employee
performance! According to a study from the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies at the
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, for example, employees who enjoy “at least 75
minutes of vigorous physical activity per week”—just a bit more than 10 minutes a day—"miss on
average 4.1 fewer days of work per year,” with employee fitness correlating with lower healthcare
costs, too. Employers and employees alike can enjoy the benefits that come with nearby
destinations like Daytona Beach or Riverwalk Park, two of many places that foster physical
activities in the form of swimming, paddle-boarding, jogging and much more. Central Park in
Ormond Beach offers plenty of scenic space for walking or embracing mental fitness, too—its
painted labyrinth offers visitors a chance to meditate as they stroll atop its thoughtfully designed

In addition to a thriving workforce and business-friendly tax climate, the Greater Daytona Region’s
wealth of outdoor opportunities makes it a prime place for employees to recharge and feel
fulfilled at work and beyond. To learn more about the region’s one-of-a-kind lifestyle, contact
Team Volusia today! We are here to help make companies’ growth and expansion to the Greater
Daytona Region a smooth, rewarding experience.

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