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
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.
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.
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