This year National Employee Benefits Day focuses on workplacewellness, according to the International Foundation of EmployeeBenefit Plans. Use the day to inform your plan participants aboutthe benefits of healthy living by hosting activities that get theminvolved. Consider:

  • A lunch-and-learn program on a wellness topic
  • All-staff e-mails or paycheck stuffs with wellness tips (seefree U.S. tip sheets or Canadian tip sheets)
  • A guest speaker to talk on an wellness issue of specificinterest to your plan participants
  • A presentation on the wellness initiatives you currently offeror survey your staff about the wellness initiatives they'd likeoffered
  • Challenging your employees to track their steps or theircalories--even just one day of tracking can be an eye-opener!
  • Kicking off a new wellness program Here's a few ideas to getyou started:
  • Walking/pedometer programs
  • On-site fitness classes
  • Weight loss challenges
  • Smoking cessation programs
  • On-site preventative screenings
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Work safety initiatives
  • Healthy snacks in vending machines or the cafeteria
  • On-site massages
  • Workshops on conflict resolution
  • Mandatory group stretching breaks
  • Training on nutrition and dietary guidelines

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