Celebrating Heart Month. In February, we dedicate our entire wellness campaign efforts to education centered on heart health. First, we send out a simple questionnaire to all our employees and provide free blood pressure checks. Throughout the month, we send out educational material addressing the questions on the questionnaire to help our employees understand their heart health. Those who participate in the questionnaire and blood pressure checks get a branded t-shirt in partnership with the American Heart Association. The t-shirts provide an incentive and our employees wear them with pride the rest of the year which creates excitement and boosts participation for next year.
Workplace workouts. Keeping active is one of the best ways to stay healthy. In order to keep our workforce moving, we have monthly challenges like Fitness Bingo, team step challenges, and easy workouts our employees can do at their desks. Infusing a little competition into our workout challenges always gets our employees engaged!
Snackable. It’s so easy to snack badly — especially at work. Which is why we keep our kitchens fully stocked with healthy snacks like yogurt, nuts, and fresh fruit shipped in every morning from our vendor.
Themes. Just like how February is heart month, I try and create a mini marketing campaign for our wellness activities complete with a special theme. Your employees will be more engaged with a wellness initiative if it’s fun and creative. Plus, these campaigns get some great traction when we share on our social media accounts.
Activity anywhere. We make a concentrated effort to engage our remote employees with our wellness challenges, so they can participate even from afar. This effort helps create a sense of community and connection which increases engagement in our wellness programs and helps our employees reach their wellness goals.