It’s always a good time to promote corporate health and wellness, but now that the weather is warmer, days are longer, and farmers’ markets are popping up all over town, it’s an ideal time to revitalize your workplace wellness activities. We’ve got 5 suggestions perfect for starting a new corporate wellness program or giving a boost to your current activities.
1. Hold a wellness fair
Connect employees to resources by inviting internal and community vendors of nutrition, fitness, and health care services. It’s a plus if you can offer free services at the fair like health screenings, blood pressure checks, or treats like short chair massages. Add in some fun activities and giveaways, if possible, to make the fair even more appealing for employees.
2. Organize team competitions
After the wellness fair is over, spur employees to motivate each other and push toward their goals by creating team challenges. Think walking contests, Biggest Loser style challenges, or tracker challenges where employees track their water consumption, hours of sleep, exercise or other healthy goal for a set number of days. Don’t forget to design competitions that can engage employees of all physical abilities in each of your office locations.
3. Share employee spotlights
Employee profiles are often among the most-read articles in company publications, for good reason! Personal stories are interesting, and getting to know and cheer on co-workers is fun. Regularly interview employees who participated in your corporate health and fitness offerings, then share their photos or videos in newsletters or on your company intranet so they can inspire others.
4. Hold a biometric screening event
Helping employees know their numbers is a critical step toward achieving and maintaining good health. Paired with health fairs or offered alone, these screenings spotlight hidden health risks and provide measurable data for evaluating the success of your corporate wellness program over time. If you’re not sure where to begin, check out our biometric screening services page.
5. Celebrate success
Don’t forget to celebrate! Taking time to celebrate even small achievements along the way is important to sustaining enthusiasm and momentum. Share success stories in employee spotlights, but pat yourself on the back, too, for building a wellness program that’s changing people’s lives for the better.
For help developing a customized corporate wellness program, contact us today! One to One Personal Physician Network offers individual services, like biometric screening and clinic management, as well as comprehensive health and wellness programs.