Workplace Wellness: Fitness Program
You have so many options for implementing fitness programs in the workplace: from subsidizing gym memberships to setting up a walking program. And, there are just as many ways to provide incentives for your employees to participate.
The benefits are obvious - an improved health, alertness, and general well being of your staff, resulting in a reduction in the number of injuries, WSIB claims, and sick days. In effect, a fitness program will help your employees become a happier, healthier, and more productive workforce.
First Things First
Ensure that participants are fit enough to safely take part. Take into account the age and body types of the people involved before choosing the elements of your program. As with undertaking any health regimen, a physical exam by a qualified health professional is advised.
There are different styles to consider: Aerobic, Strength, and Agility. A good program will incorporate elements of each.
Some Options and Ideas
30 minutes of physical activity three times a week can help set you on the path to improved health. Benefits include better self-esteem, reduced stress, increased relaxation, and slowing the aging process.
Reaching your thirty minutes of physical activity can be easier than you thought. 30 minutes does not have to be "30 consecutive minutes" - a minimum block of five minutes can be counted toward your daily total.
Fast ways to add minutes to your total:
For more information on workplace fitness programs, visit the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute.
These posters are still available for download and self-printing. Versions that match the new challenges and suite of marketing materials are available on Wellergize.ca (information below).
Printed versions of the updated posters (see the main photo in the Challenges section) are available at Wellergize.ca, along with dry-erase challenge scorecards, and manual for implementing the challenge, and other wellness program management tools & marketing collateral. You can also implement the Workplace Wellness Challenges online with our EmployeeWellness.ca interface.
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NaturalHealthcare has created a dedicated site with a wide range of tools and services for workplace wellness: Wellergize.caOn Wellergize.ca, you can find:
Our popular "Business Case for Wellness" cartoons, with Canadian stats
posters and program support materials
our 15 different wellness challenges
workplace wellness blog
seminar & lunch and learn series (topics and speakers)
useful stats and quotes
and much more...
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