October is National Walking Month—a wonderful time to walk because the leaves are changing, the air is cool and breezy, and the sun is still out and shining. Your company may want to take advantage of this time by implementing a corporate wellness walking program. This program will encourage employees to get out and enjoy the weather while improving their health.
Corporate Wellness Walking Programs: We’ll Walk You Through
Did you know that October is National Walking Month? What better time to walk than when the leaves are changing, the air is cool and breezy (in most places) and the sun is still shining. Your company may want to take advantage of this time by implementing a corporate wellness walking program. The Wellworks For You walking challenges encourage employees to get out and enjoy the weather while improving their health.
Corporate wellness walking programs have become increasingly popular as corporations recognize the importance of the connection between the health of the body and the health of the brain. Employees can work better when they are healthy; moreover, prevention is much more cost-effective than treatment. Companies cut down on insurance costs when they incorporate customized workplace walking challenge ideas and programs.
What are Corporate Wellness Walking Programs?
Wellness walking programs are designed to inspire everyone to get into action and make walking a priority. In a typical walking program, individuals track their steps with a pedometer, fitness tracking app, or minutes spent walking in order to reach a goal of steps/minutes per day.
Typically a goal of around 10,000 steps (close to five miles) is recommended. Over a typical 6-12 week span, individuals become habituated to incorporate walking into their routines while having fun and bonding with their colleagues. Programs may vary in length, systems used, incentives, and structure (for example, employees can be separated into teams and make group goals or compete individually). Ultimately, a wellness walking program should help everyone in the company improve their health and build a positive company culture at the same time.
What Kinds of Corporate Wellness Walking Programs are Available?
Implementing a challenge for your employees through Wellworks For You allows you to design a challenge around the needs of your organization. Wellworks offers customization and flexibility for your walking programs. Our gamification technology makes challenges easy for both administrators and participants.
- Challenge dashboard for easy tracking
- Real-time leaderboards
- Team and individual challenges
- Challenge design flexibility
- Custom challenge goals
- And more!
To make challenges even more convenient, Wellworks For You offers workplace participants access to our smartphone app, so employees can check in any time, any place.
Wellworks For You: Every Step of the Walk
Depending on your company needs, budget, and priorities, Wellworks for You can provide you with a wellness walking program that will get everyone up and moving! We offer a variety of motivational programs and we gladly work with employees in any industry. Contact us today to get started, 800-425-4657.