Workplace wellness programs are driven by the leadership of the company. General guidelines to promote workplace wellness include:
Step 1: Speak with your supervisor, or someone in human resources to request a wellness program.
Step 2: Obtain approval and support of key decision makers.
Step 3: Acknowledge and build on any existing wellness initiatives (if they exist).
Step 4: Conduct a survey among staff members to identify health and wellness preferences
Step 5: Work with qualified professionals to develop a plan.
Step 6: Promote and implement the plan.
Step 7: Implement a monitoring and evaluation tool to assess how the program is working.
Step 8: Analyze the findings of the assessment to modify the program as needed to ensure it remains relevant and engaging.
Physical activity programs for the workplace can include:
- Group exercise
- Competitive sports
- Recreational sports
Individualized fitness prescription can include:
- Weight loss programs
- Cardio-respiratory (heart healthy) programs
- Nutrition and healthy eating plans