COR­PO­RATE FIT­NESS CHAL­LENGES BOOST OF­FICE MORALE, DEMON­STRATE AN OR­GA­NI­ZA­TION'S COM­MIT­MENT TO WELL­NESS AND EN­COUR­AGE TEAM BUILD­ING

An ac­tive em­ployee is a pro­duc­tive one, too: ac­cord­ing to Health Canada, work per­for­mance can be im­proved by four to 15 per cent when em­ploy­ees take part in reg­u­lar phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity. With that in mind, here are some fit­ness chal­lenges you can launch to g

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Walk across Canada

Use a pe­dome­ter, Fit­bit or step-count­ing app, such as Walker or Pacer, to track your daily steps in­di­vid­u­ally or in a team. See how long it would take your or­ga­ni­za­tion to walk the 6,170 kilo­me­tres from Vic­to­ria, B.C. to Halifax, N.S. The Work­ers’ Com­pen­sa­tion Board of Al­berta took part in this chal­lenge last year and Joanne Arse­nault, man­ager of cor­po­rate well­ness, says ­par­tic­i­pa­tion was high. “You don’t have to be a fit per­son; just go­ing for a walk helps phys­i­cal and men­tal health,” she says.

SET GOALS

Have em­ploy­ees set a 12-week fit­ness goal. Re­ward those who reach their goals by the end of the chal­lenge. The in­cen­tive en­cour­ages em­ploy­ees to get reg­u­lar ex­er­cise in their own way.

WEIGHT LOS

Ev­ery­one is dif­fer­ent, so it’s best to track progress through per­cent­age of weight loss rather than to­tal pounds dropped. Be­cause it’s team­based, em­ploy­ees can in­ter­act reg­u­larly with co-work­ers dur­ing the com­pe­ti­tion (and hope­fully af­ter­ward, too).

4-15% Work per­for­mance can im­prove 4-15% when em­ploy­ees get reg­u­lar ex­er­cise

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