Looking for fun and easy “Wellness Hacks” to promote a healthy lifestyle in your municipality? Read below to discover ideas on how to implement Wellness strategies into your workplace!
Monroe Township’s new Wellness Bulletin Board is conveniently mounted next to the employee time clock. The monthly Wellness Corner Connection Newsletter will be displayed along with wellness handouts and program announcements. Remember: the key to having a successful wellness program at work is encouraging overall well being while still keeping it fun!
Check out Swedesboro’s “Touchdown Challenge” which kicked off January 1st and ran through Superbowl Sunday! It’s an easy to way to motivate employees to stay on track with an exercise routine. Organizers found an online football field pic, enlarged it at Staples and participants created their own playing piece.
Here is how the challenge works:
For every four workouts completed, you advance 25 yards towards the end zone.
- One workout equals a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise on a given day.
- For every 25 yards you move, your name is entered to win a chance at a prize.
- Reach the finish line and earn another entry.
- You can earn up to 5 entries.
- Examples of exercises that qualify: any exercise class, walking, running, weight lifting, yoga/stretching, swimming, biking, etc. (split up your 30 minutes however you need to…10/10/10 or 15/15…as long as it equals 30 minutes on the same day.)
Nice job Swedesboro!
Mantua Township recently converted a “Break Room” into a “Wellness Room.” They hung beautiful inspirational posters, added fresh carpeting, music, PLUS a new treadmill which was unveiled to excited employees in December. This room promotes overall employee health with exercise, a refrigerator for healthy packed lunches and a place to relax and de-stress for a few minutes. Way to go Mantua!
Check out Vineland’s Stairway Challenge:
The City of Vineland employees vowed to abstain from using the elevator and ONLY use the stairs. Much like the contestants on the popular reality show Survivor, these brave employees challenged each other to use the stairs for 39 days! Anyone caught using the elevator was immediately eliminated.
Out of 32 people who started this challenge, 27 actually went all the way to the finish line! Collectively, they walked a total of 17.410 flights with the winner completing 2,182 flights on her own! What a great challenge of endurance, determination, and perseverance. Physical as well as mental strength was built on this one!
Congratulations goes out to all 32 employees who had the courage to even try! The photo shows those participants and was hung on the Wall of Survivors.
Click on the links to learn more about other ways to promote wellness in your municipality:
- Random Acts of Kindness Toolkit
- Move More TRICO
- Curb Appeal Ideas
- Healthy Choice Options for Snack and Vending Areas
- Standing Work Station