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Quarterly Work Site Wellness Roundtable
Healthy Oxford Hills hosts a free quarterly luncheon roundtable with worksite leaders & personnel who spend part of their efforts initiating and supporting the health & wellness of their workforce. This Roundtable gives worksites the opportunity to pick up wellness ideas & incentives for their employees and to share experiences about what they are offering their staff; PLUS these meetings rev-up the energy needed to make wellness a reality at your worksite. e-mail or call Chris for more info firstname.lastname@example.org; 739-6222.
Ways to Work Well (edited from WellSteps.com)
1. Is it possible for staff to use fitness equipment at the workplace? Is it being used? How well is it advertised / known / made easy to access?
2. Do you provide discounts to an offsite recreation or fitness facility? How well known is this benefit?
3. Do you support employee physical activity (allow employees to take walking breaks, do pre-heavy labor stretching, role model fitness / walk during breaks)?
4. Do employees get adequate exercise as part of their job? Could/would they get more if encouraged to do so?
5. Do you have a company sponsored sports team?
6. Are local trails and pathways around your worksite used with regularity? Could they be fixed up and labeled and encouraged for use?
7. Has your work site ever sponsored a local fun run or fun walk?
8. Does your work site provide physical activity or exercise messages to the general employee population, such as through posters or brochures?
9. Do you have food / snacks available at your worksite? Can you impact the foods so that they reflect a healthy snack / meal? (no trans fat, low sugar, whole foods and grains, low sodium, steamed vs fried, fruits and veggies available, etc.).
10. Are nearby vending machines stocked with some healthy alternatives snacks? Is it possible to have healthy snacks available (apples & small bags of nuts, for example) at a pay-as-you-grab option?
11. Do employees have access to a refrigerator at work, so they can bring their own meals versus eat high sodium / big portions at a local eatery? Do they also have access to a microwave or way to heat their food?
12. Does your worksite provide nutritious food and beverage messages through e-mails, newsletters, posters, or just conversations?
13. Encourage stair use all different ways from a simple sign to an encouraging poster.
14. Are employees encouraged to ride a bicycle to work? (safe, close, place to park)?
15. Do you have a wellness committee, or even one or two people interested in putting in a few hours quarterly towards employee health & wellness?