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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.

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Encourage people to bring healthy snacks in for health.

"Across the world, men die an average six years younger than women, and for reasons that are largely preventable. Which means that it doesn’t have to be that way: we can all take action to live healthier, happier and longer lives". This quote is from Movember, a men’s health charity. In addition to encouraging the growing of moustaches to mark November as Men’s Health Month, the Movember Foundation encourages healthy living. Among the top 5 ideas to stay healthy as provided by Movember, is to Make Man Time. This refers to staying connected with friends on a regular basis. From both a physical and mental health perspective, social connection is critical to our well-being. It takes some effort to stay connected in our busy lives, but it is an extremely valuable investment in your overall health.