Wednesday, January 30, 2008

It helps to get creative with wellness challenges even on a budget!

A wellness team can create challenges that are effective even if you're on a budget. For example, have employees track 1 point for every minute they exercise per day. Define exercise as a specific, designated amount of time relegated to movement. It could be walking, housework, gardening, or actual exercising! Have employees collect their points and turn them in at the end of each week. Provide a handout for points and journal. Remember to remind them that the "Honor Code" is in effect! At the end of each week take the top two, three or four individuals with the highest number of points and they receive a prize! Use your budget money on prizes. Welcoa, America's premier wellness association has lots of free information. Wellness does not have to be expensive and it will save your company money over time!

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