Corporate Wellness Program Examples For Any Budget
People who are physically active reduce their risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer and have lower stress. The recommended level of physical activity to produce most health benefits is 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most, preferably all, days of the week.
People who stay fit will cost less, be present more, and be more productive at work.
Low Cost Strategies
Offer flexible work hours to allow for physical activity during the day.
Support physical activity breaks during the workday, such as stretching or walking.
Map out on-site trails or nearby walking routes.
Host walk-and-talk meetings.
Post motivational signs at elevators and escalators to encourage stair use.
Provide exercise/physical fitness messages and information to employees.
Have employees map their own biking or walking route to and from work.
Provide bicycle racks in safe, convenient, and accessible locations.
Medium Cost Strategies
Provide shower and/or changing facilities on-site.
Implement incentive-based programs to encourage physical activity, such as activity tracker walking challenges.
Offer outdoor group fitness classes.
Offer on-site yoga and/or mindfulness classes.
High Cost Strategies
Provide an on-site exercise facility.
Allow for use of facilities outside of normal work hours.
Provide on-site child care facilities to facilitate physical activity
Not every example may be right for your worksite, but all of them will help make a difference. Regardless of your wellness budget you can start improving employee health today.