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The 3 Best Ways Your Tenants Can Beat The Winter Blues At Work

As a property manager, you may be wondering what you can do to shake your tenants out of their “funk” when their energy levels and morale declines as the result of plunging temperatures. Chances are business owners in your building are asking this very same question. This is often referred to as the “winter blues” but the medical term is SAD – Seasonal Affectation Disorder. Up to 20% of Americans experience some symptoms of SAD each year. Fortunately, there are three terrific remedies people living or working in your properties can turn to in order to beat the winter blues once and for all:

HAVE FUN!

Exercise and fun are some of the best treatments for the winter blues. In our blog post, 
Let Them Play? A Surprising Way to Increase Productivity,” we explore how play can actually increase an individual’s productivity at work. Play activates dopamine and endorphins, two other “feel good” brain chemicals. Physical play and exercise, like an engaging game of ping pong, amplifies the production of each of these hormones and neurotransmitters.

Now, it may not be possible nor desirable for tenants to leave your building during the day to go for a walk or hit the gym. So why not take advantage of this opportunity? Here’s your chance to encourage them to #UnPlugNPlay – unplug from their digital devices and play a game of ping pong.

Thanks to Killerspin’s UnplugN’Play program, it’s easy to revamp a common space in your building where tenants can take a break over a game of table tennis – a low impact sport that has great health benefits; like an increase in focus, hand eye coordination and a general sense of happiness and well-being. Nothing could be better for office morale.

We will convert a common area space in your building, add a high-quality ping pong table and custom paddles, and supply all the balls you’ll need. We’ll even send our pro table tennis players to help make your tenant engagement event a success.

BRIGHTEN THINGS UP

People with SAD often suffer from lower levels of serotonin, the hormone that makes you feel awake and in a “good mood.” Light is one key to boosting serotonin. As you think about every office environment within your property, ask yourself how you can help enhance the lighting of various spaces – could certain offices use overhead lighting or desk lamps? What are they doing to take advantage of natural light? You might suggest how tenants can seat their teams closer to office windows to take in as much sunshine as they can.

We will convert a common area space in your building, add a high-quality ping pong table and custom paddles, and supply all the balls you’ll need. We’ll even send our pro table tennis players to help make your tenant engagement event a success.

BOOST OPPORTUNITIES TO GET VITAMIN D!

If you have a snack area in your building for tenants, stock it with a healthy selection of office snacks rich in vitamin D. In particular, if you have a small refrigerator for this purpose, fill it with milk, yogurt, orange juice and cereal (after all, nothing powers up a day like a good breakfast).

Now you’re armed to put those winter blues out in the cold for good!

To learn more about the UnPlugNPlay program from Killerspin,download your FREE #UnPlugNPlay Kit today. Then contact Killerspin for a consultation at 312-342-7922 or email us at customerservice@killerspin.com.