10 Office Wellness Program Ideas You Can Start Now!

Wellworks for you has so many fun and creative office wellness program ideas. Here are a few of our favorites that you can easily implement in your work environment right away.

1. Offer Healthy Office Snacks

When snack and soda machines are the only options for a quick mid-afternoon energy spike, people buy them!. Offer better options. Place a large basket of fruit in the middle of the break room table. Offer low-sugar protein bars to eat in place of cookies. Even consider having a pre-cut vegetable tray with dip in the fridge.

office wellness program ideasWhen snack and soda machines are the only options for a quick mid-afternoon energy spike, people buy them!. Offer better options. Place a large basket of fruit in the middle of the break room table. Offer low-sugar protein bars to eat in place of cookies. Even consider having a pre-cut vegetable tray with dip in the fridge.

2. Chef Cooking Class

Hire a chef to come in for a lunch-n-learn and demonstrate two healthy, delicious meals that your employees can make at home.

3. Incentivize Smoking Cessation

Studies show that individuals who are given a monetary reward for the cessation of smoking are 3 times more likely to quite. Encourage your employees to quit smoking by offering some type of incentive, whether it’s a bonus, extra vacation days, gym membership, etc..

4. Hold a Health Fair

Ask local businesses to come for an afternoon health fair. Make sure the businesses will promote an overall attitude of health and wellness for your employees’ benefit.

5. Implement Collaboration Spaces for Creativity

Find an unused office, or even an empty corner, to design as the “creative workspace” for the office. Place comfortable couches and chairs with fun pillows. Add a bookshelf full of inspirational books and unique decor. Hang a fun sculpture from the ceiling. Allow your employees to use this space for creative thinking and brainstorming; it reduces stress and improves productivity.

6. Join a Local Sports League

Nothing builds camaraderie like competition. Join a local sports league, and if there isn’t one in your area – start one! Ask other businesses interested in office wellness program ideas if they would like to participate.

7. Offer Discounts to a Local Gym

Encourage exercise by subsidizing a portion of employees’ gym memberships. The gym may even work with you to offer free branded equipment as part of the incentive.

8. Onsite Yoga Classes

Yoga is used worldwide to relieve stress and help the mind focus well. Offer onsite yoga classes by a certified yoga instructor in order to help your employees deal with the daily pressures of work.

9. Do Walking Meetings

You’re already together – why not walk? Studies have shown that individuals are more creative while they’re moving. So next time you need some brainstorming to happen in your office, move it outside!

10. Keep Sports Equipment around the Office

Keep a small corner stocked with fun sports equipment to promote quick exercise during short breaks. Offer a bucket with a football, frisbee, and soccer ball. Or a shelf with a few jump ropes and small weights for a quick strength training session.

Visit our blog for more office wellness program ideas, or call us at 800.425.4657. We look forward to working with you to create a culture of health and wellness for your workplace environment.