Wellness programs are the hottest thing to hit the office since Choco Tacos were first stocked in the break room vending machines…mmm Choco Tacos…back to the point! Getting employees excited and educated about wellness doesn’t have to be daunting. Make it fun by promoting camaraderie and integrating different departments into wellness challenges. Incorporate teamwork by getting your employees mingling among each other like no other activity can. Stirring up a little friendly competition can bring out hidden talents you didn’t know your employees had.
Keep it positive and fresh by choosing challenges that will include everyone. Companies will always have a few team members that just don’t want to participate, but they will eventually come around if there’s a challenge they feel they can be good at!
SnugZ USA has been doing their own version of “The Biggest Loser” by creating fun and motivating challenges for all employees to participate in.
Current challenge: drink 64oz of water every day for at least 1 week.
It may sound easy, but it is actually pretty hard! The idea of this challenge is to include everyone. Heck yeah you’ll be hitting the restroom every hour, but the point is, employees won’t feel left out because it’s not physically or mentally challenging to drink water, and the benefits definitely outweigh any doubts.
What kind of wellness challenges do you incorporate in your company? Let us know!
I can’t even tell you how many times I have been somewhere, at a function, a work event, movie theater, restaurant, etc., and I have wished I had my hand sanitizer with me! I don’t like to think of myself as a “germ-o-phobe,” but I do take notice of the person (who’s usually sitting behind me somewhere) that sneezes constantly or coughs without covering their mouth, or sneezes without using a hankie or even the sleeve of their elbow. Manners, people!!
Lucky for me, this sanitizer comes in these tiny little 1.9 oz bottles that are totally convenient for me to put in every bag that I have for any occasion. I can carry one in a fancy clutch to match my little black dress, or I can clip one onto my gym bag and breathe easy. Heading off to school, I don’t have to worry about taking my sanitizer out of my purse to put in my backpack, because it’s already there. That’s what is so great about these little guys, you can have one with you at all times, and it’s the perfect companion for any event. I can’t control what other people do when they sneeze or cough (like striking them down with my “you should know better” stare), but I can whip out my hand sanitizer and rest assured that I killed any possible germs that might have made their way over to me.