Company wellness programs do more than benefit employee health. They can pump up a business’ bottom line, too. In fact, companies with highly effective wellness programs generate 11% more revenue per employee.
What’s more, 62% of staff members who use workplace wellness programs have lowered their healthcare costs.
Whether you’re looking to increase participation in an existing wellness program or offering new ways to encourage staff to stay healthy, we have some fun challenge ideas for everyone. Pair them with corporate branded gift bags and baskets for the win.
Get everyone moving
It doesn’t take intense exercise to impact health. Walking just 30 minutes per day can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and increase muscle strength and endurance.
Encourage people to walk every day and have them track their minutes or distance. Better yet, find fun ways to track distances. For instance, have people “walk” from your office to a branch in another province or see how long it takes to make it from Toronto to Calgary.
Reward the longest distance with a branded gift basket. Start with a Picnic Basket and add a Bluetooth® Speaker Vacuum Tumbler and Exercise Kit with Pedometer to help them keep active once the challenge has ended.
Encourage employees to get some vitamin ZZZ
80,000 working days are lost per year in Canada due to lack of sleep.
Getting the recommended 7 to 8 hours of rest every night can:
- Boost concentration
- Help control weight
- Improve mood
- Build up the immune system
Challenge employees to a sleep-off and reward a point every time they meet their nightly requirement. Reward winners with a corporate branded gift bag like a Two-Tone Tote Bag that includes a Sublimated Eye Mask and Activity Tracker Wristband.
Mind their mindfulness
Practicing mindfulness has several benefits. It can:
- Reduce anxiety, depression and pain
- Lower stress hormones
- Improve concentration
- Increase productivity
Challenge employees to track their daily meditation minutes. You can also have employees track the number of days they use an app to practice mindfulness or participate in an on-site mindfulness session.
At the end of the challenge, offer a corporate branded gift bag like a Non-Woven Mini Shopper. Toss in some mindfulness giveaways like a Stress Relieving Adult Colouring Book & Pencils and some Wooden Stacking Zen Stones.
Get financially fit
From new graduates making their first major purchase to boomers getting ready for retirement, many employees have money concerns. Offer them financial wellness opportunities to get their dollars working as hard as they do.
For this challenge, offer employees opportunities to learn about financial fitness—from meeting with a company-sponsored financial adviser to attending financial planning webinars—and award them participation points.
Give your wellness winner a branded gift basket like a Picnic Basket Cooler with Bic® Sticky Notes® – Dollar Sign, a Safeguard Aluminum Wallet and a Moleskine® Cahier Graph Notebook to help them plan financial decisions in the future.
Wellness is the gift that keeps on giving
Encouraging your employees to participate in wellness challenges can help them get healthier physically, mentally and financially—and is good for your business, as well. Offer fun challenges and corporate branded gift bags and baskets so they build healthy habits that will last a lifetime.