Rick Blabolil
President
June 11, 2013

5 Tips to Improve Employee Wellness

With the increased buzz surrounding workplace health due to employee wellness month, both employees and employers are looking for quick and easy ways to promote health in the work place and improve employee wellness. Whether at work or at home, it can be difficult to implement and get participation in any type of exercise or wellness program. However, there are several ways to improve your success and ensure benefits for both the participants and company. These employee wellness tips are simple in their implementation, but can have an immediate impact on performance and well-being.

  • Replace morning donuts and bagels with fresh fruit and yogurt.
  • Form a walking group in the office. Instead of driving to lunch, walk there.
  • If your company has meeting stand-ups or scrums, turn them into a walking meeting.
  • Leave motivational messages near the exits, promoting people to use the stairs rather than the elevators.
  • Share a funny picture or joke once a day. Laughter is a great stress reliever.

Switching out one breakfast food for another may seem insignificant, but subtle changes to workplace routines, like the changes detailed in the above 5 employee wellness tips, can help to foster healthier employee lifestyles. In turn, increased employee wellness can help decrease healthcare costs and increase employee productivity.

Employee Wellness programs are often some of the most popular employee engagement strategies and well worth the investment. Contact a Marketing Innovator specialist to discover more ways to promote a healthy work environment or to learn more about the benefits of an employee wellness program.

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