The majority of wellness programs can be expensive and time-consuming to implement. On average, the cost can run between $150 and $1,200 per employee per year. Lucky for you, the Jefferson Chamber’s LiveWell Jefferson initiative is here to help you with some FREE ideas to launch healthy wellness and initiatives in your workplace!
Below are five FREE wellness program ideas that you can implement in your workplace at any time:
#1: Start a Healthy Lifestyle Newsletter
Education is always the best place to start when trying to implement or introduce new things to your community. It is very easy to publish content via social media, your company’swebsite, or e-blasts. These days, discovering new information is so easy, thanks to the help of new technology! You can scope out healthy information, and pick and choose what is best to apply to your audience.
#2: Healthy Lifestyle Cookbook
This idea may sound advanced as we can’t all be Julia Child, but it’s not as hard as you may think! This can be a fun team building activity for your employees. You can set up a worksheet for each person to fill out with their favorite healthy recipes, and voila, you have a cookbook! You can implement this at your workplace as an ongoing process with clients or members of your community, too!
#3: Yoga Classes
In the Greater New Orleans area, there are free yoga classes somewhere almost daily! This is a great opportunity for your employees to get active, while also bonding and creating a relaxing atmosphere.
#4: Workplace Wellness Challenges
Friendly competitions are a great team building activity. Each week, you can set up a different challenge that is focused around healthy lifestyles and overall wellness. These can involve fitness challenges, healthy workplace eating, and more!
#5: Fitness “Clubs”
You can start a running, walking, or even dancing club! The sky is the limit. Group fitness sessions every week can increase productivity within a business, and build greater bonds of trust throughout employees and employers.
To find out more information about Jefferson Chamber’s LiveWell Jefferson initiative, visit livewelljefferson.org.