As 2018 comes to a close, many people have the same thing on their mind – resolutions. And most people focus on becoming a better, healthier person in the new year. This means something different to everyone: more yoga, heavier weights, less snacking or trying meditation. There are many ways to improve your physical and mental health in 2019. Here are a few ways you can create and effectively implement a successful employee wellness program before the year is out.
Starting the holiday season with some healthy options right on-site is a great way to strengthen employee wellness. Stock your kitchen with healthy snacks, provide some literature on healthy choices or implement activities while on the job. Anything from five-minute stretch breaks to in-house yoga can inspire your team to improve their health. You also want to encourage participation, starting with yourself. Lead by example by showing your staff members what changes you are making to your lifestyle by 2019.
Training and Education
Healthy living seems simple – eat right and exercise regularly. But it’s more than that. Cooking creative and hearty meals, finding the proper workout regimen, making time for mental health awareness; it can all be daunting to your employees trying to learn more. Give your staff the tools they need to make great choices going into 2019. Bring in specialists for seminars or even a healthy cooking class, or find relatable articles and literature, so your colleagues know what’s right for them.
Being more active or creating healthier meal plans can also be expensive. If your budget allows it, subsidizing wellness efforts can be a great way to ensure employee enthusiasm about your program. Offering vouchers for wellness or teaming up with local eateries and fitness centers shows your staff members you are committed to helping them lead healthier lifestyles.