Fresh Employee Health Challenge Ideas

An employee health challenge is a great way to promote a healthier lifestyle at work and encourage teamwork. Health challenge ideas for work can help engage employees in a fun and energizing way. The best way to form a health challenge is to have your workplace wellness committee brainstorm some ideas and then start implementing them. It’s very important that the company leadership participates as well to encourage 100% participation. You can choose to have one wellness challenge that goes all year or you could start a new one every quarter. Even weekly health challenges can be implemented to keep engagement levels high.

New Employee Health Challenge Ideas

You can categorize different employee health challenge ideas into physical, nutritional, emotional, and work related categories. Some healthy lifestyle challenges can include:

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  • Drinking 32 oz. of water every day
  • Volunteering at a community event
  • Reading a new health-related book (or even starting a workplace book club!)
  • Sharing healthy meal recipes with coworkers
  • Banning sugar or high-calorie junk food at work
  • Offering a “step” challenge where coworkers track their daily steps
  • Eating more fruits and veggies
  • Going to the gym a few times a week
  • Keeping a food and exercise journal
  • Conducting walking lunches or meetings
  • Meditating or practicing mindfulness
  • Walking or biking to work
  • Eating a balanced breakfast

Putting a Challenge into Practice

In order to launch an employee health challenge successfully, you need to reward the efforts of employees. Challenges can be based on trackable progress. The key is to encourage everyone toward better health, not to aim for goals that cannot realistically be accomplished. To learn more about how Wellworks For You can encourage wellness program employee participation, call us today at 800-425-4657.