Challenge Your Employees to Be Healthier in the Second Half of 2017!

June 20th, 2017

Healthy employees are happier and more productive, which can make your business more profitable. If your team spent much of the first half of 2017 sick, injured, or otherwise unwell, it’s time to help improve their well-being.

Accountingpros Recruiting + Staffing — one of the top Seattle temp agencies for accountants — wants to emphasize the positive impact you can have on the health of your employees. Even if you have a wellness program, sometimes people need an extra little push.

While traditionally put in place at the beginning of a new year, resolutions can be made any time. It’s not too late for your staffers to end 2017 on a healthy note, so get to work by instituting a fun contest everyone can get behind.

Five Challenges to Help Your Team Get Healthier

Literally a healthy competition, these activities can encourage your staffers to take better care of themselves. Encourage people to join in by choosing a challenge everyone can safely complete and offering an enticing reward. Do note, you can’t require or pressure any employee to participate, because doing so is unethical.

Steps Challenge

Give each employee a pedometer and have them track their steps for a month. It’s up to you whether you want to divide them into teams or make it an individual challenge. Prepare to see a surge in people taking lunchtime walks and opting for the stairs instead of the elevator.

Weight Loss Challenge

Encourage employees to start exercising and making better nutritional choices by dividing them into teams for a weight loss challenge. Within the group, people will cheer each other on and many will likely come up with activities to complete together to move toward their goal.

Take Control of Your Health Challenge

Many people don’t go to the doctor unless they’re feeling sick, but preventative care is essential to healthy living. Challenge your team to go to the doctor for a physical exam by the end of the year. If necessary, grant time off work for the visit. Reward those who make and keep an appointment.

Race to the Finish Line Challenge

Pay the registration fees for your employees to enter a local race — e.g., 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon. Encourage them to train together at lunch or after work, so everyone can reach their goal of crossing the finish line.

Calorie Counting Challenge

To a degree, you are what you eat, so urge your team to keep track of what they’re putting in their bodies. Give employees a point for every day they record all their food and drink intake, because mindless eating can really pack on the pounds.

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