Workplace wellness is more popular than ever and you don’t want to miss out! Kicking off a corporate wellness program isn’t the hard part, but sustaining the newfound healthy changes can be. Most corporate wellness plans fall short in terms of sustainment because companies aren’t familiar with how to do so.
So, how do you make your workplace healthier and keep it that way?
First things first, you have to make the workplace healthier!
- Invest in a wellness program that focuses on physical activity and proper nutrition
o Choose a program that applies to all employees- both unhealthy and healthy
o Programming should be individualized, realistic and sustainable—programs cannot be one size fits all because every employee has a different fitness level!
- Create a cultural change
Next, learn how to keep the workplace healthier!
- Don’t implement a program that will lose its “hype” after a month—choose a program that starts with small changes that employees can sustain
- Choose a handful of employees who will be “Wellness Warriors”—leaders who will be in charge of motivating, encouraging and holding a small group of employees accountable!
- Continue to walk the talk- don’t revert to old ways! Choose to live a healthy lifestyle both at home and at work! Encourage your coworkers to do the same!