Five Easy Workplace Wellness Ideas
Attracting and retaining top talent is key for any successful business, regardless of industry. The whole business does better when employees are healthy, happy and excited to come to work.
We put together a list of some of the best, easy to implement workplace wellness ideas, all of which make your employees’ lives easier, healthier and more fun.
1. ONSITE YOGA
There’s nothing like letting go of the day’s stresses with a chaturanga flow midday. Your people will go back to work centered and ready to go. The Active Workplace can handle all the logistics of setting you up with onsite classes.
2. HEALTHY FOOD PROGRAM
Too often, working late means resorting to unhealthy quick snacks...but what if there was a healthy way to get high-quality food just waiting to satisfy your cravings? Good news...There is! Leanbox has you covered.
LeanBox says they are a Boston-based startup that is rapidly changing the way people eat at work. "By installing our 3x4 foot smart kiosk into your office, we give your employees easy access to fresh, healthy food and drink options at wholesale prices, 24/7," says Shea Coakley, CEO of Leanbox. They like to describe their service as “the Whole Foods prepared food section meets hotel minibar at Costco pricing.” The most expensive item they typically have is around $6. This means that your employees always have access to fresh and healthy meals steps away from their desk.
3. ONSITE FITNESS CLASSES
For those who are trying to get back in shape, or simply cannot miss a workout, there is nothing more efficient than working out right at work. Companies that don’t have the space for a full gym are squeezing bootcamp classes into conference rooms, and performing burpees and push-ups next to copiers and cubicles. Some employers are paying for classes themselves, others have their employees contribute. Either way, it’s easy to get started.
4. ONSITE HEALTHCARE
Why should your workers have to take half a day off to get their eyes checked? Peep this: 20/20 Optometry will send an RV sized mobile optometrist straight to your workplace. Visualize the convenience.
5. STANDING DESK
Sitting is the new smoking, or so they say. But quitting could be easy with a quick addition to the office furniture. Standdesk provides an automatic, adjustable and affordable option for workers who would rather stay on their feet.
According to research cited by Standdesk's blog, sitting doesn't just use fewer calories: it triggers fat storage. And worse, sitting reduces the body's ability to use blood sugar, which can lead to insulin resistance, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Be good to your employees and they will be good to you. We have more ideas where these came from - so contact us if you are interested in getting a workplace wellness program started.