Company wellness programs do more than benefit employee health. They can pump up a business’s bottom line too. In fact, 63% of Canadian employers are investing in staff members’ well-being. Whether you’re looking to increase participation in an existing wellness program or offer new ways to encourage staff to stay healthy, we have some fun challenge ideas for everyone on your team. Pair them with these wellness kits for employees for the win.
Get them moving with wellness kits that promote physical activity
It doesn’t take intense exercise to impact health. Walking just 30 minutes daily can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and increase muscle strength and endurance.
Encourage staff to walk every day and have them track their minutes or distance. Better yet, find fun ways for them to track their distances. For instance, have employees “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 wellness gift basket for employees. Start with a Picnic Basket and add a Bluetooth® Speaker Vacuum Tumbler and Tap and Track Pedometer Watch to help them keep active once the challenge has ended.
Employee wellness gifts that encourage a good night’s rest
Getting the recommended 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 them with a point every time they meet their nightly requirement. Give winners an employee wellness gift basket, like a Two-Tone Tote Bag with a Plush Hot/Cold Eye Mask and a Fitness Mat with Carrying Case.
Promote the practice of mindfulness with a fun challenge
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 wellness kit for employees who meet their goals. Start with a Non-Woven Mini Shopper and toss in some mindfulness giveaways like an Adult Colouring Book and Wooden Stacking Zen Stones.
Get fiscally fit with financial wellness kits for employees
From new graduates making their first major purchase to those getting ready for retirement, many employees have financial 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 an employee wellness gift basket. A Picnic Basket Cooler with Bic® Sticky Notes® – Dollar Sign, a Safeguard Aluminum Wallet and a Moleskine® Cahier Ruled Notebook can 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—which is good for them and your business. Offer fun challenges and use these wellness kits for employees to build healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Get more wellness gift basket ideas.