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Workplace Wellness Program Ideas

Many organizations provide free and credible resources to help you plan workplace wellness activities. We have highlighted some of them here to help you develop and deliver a cost-effective program for your employees.

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The International Diabetes Foundation provides resources such as social media images, infographics, posters, and web banners. They recommend activities in their free toolkit including lighting a building in blue, organizing a flash mob, education, and screening.

  • The Mayo Clinic shares that diabetes prevention can be as basic as eating healthier, becoming more physically active and maintaining a healthy body weight.

Movember dedicates the month of November to men’s health. They focus on prostate and testicular cancer and on mental health and suicide prevention. One simple activity is to encourage the growing of a moustache during November. You could ask for before and after photos and post them on the wall with information about men’s health. The Movember website also has a section dedicated to workplace activities that focus mainly on fundraising, but include karaoke, running, golf, putting moustaches on vehicles or equipment and more.

Learn different methods of seeing defeat as an opportunity to refocus goals and take care of oneself.

Encourage staff to use their break time to plan healthy and nutritious meals.