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Instead of wearing jeans for Casual Friday, ask employees to wear their workout clothes. Load the day with a morning yoga class in the conference room, a salad-style potluck, and at least one walking meeting to bring happiness and health to work.
Let's enrol organisations in a fitness challenge to climb the equivalent height of Mt. Everest (and other similar challenges), a total of 58,070 steps, by walking, running, biking, taking the stairs. Also, add a competitive &/or fundraising element.
Balance leave entitlements to be ‘sick’ by also offering employees ‘health leave’: time out to benefit the body and soul – health or meditation retreats, time to detox, take a hike, get that medical - leave that inspires health and wellbeing.
Employers could align with local community groups to find micro-volunteering opportunities on your way home from work.
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I suggest that everyone joins 1 or 2 of these gamelike events, that go on constantly, w "missions" IRL, exercise, entertainment, competition: Waymarking / Turf Game
We all have a lot of things to juggle in life- family, friends, career; our health. And everything has its balance and it’s when we have too much of one thing and not enough of another that it really takes its toll on our state of well-being.
Inspired by SecretCinema, a SecretGym brings together people for a secret, health-related adventure. Whether its rock climbing or running in the Olympic Park, participants get a taste of new physical activity in a fun and surprising way. UPDATED!
We cannot overlook the importance of kids when looking at preventative health and how we can create healthy communities. Creating a Health and Wellbeing Badge for Scouts/Guides would reward millions of kids for fostering healthier communities.
Glassdoor exists already as a fantastic forum for employees to contribute and read insider opinions of working environments. Why not add a specific function for rating and describing a company's attitude to workplace health and fitness?
Stress is a common problem within the workplace. Wouldn't it be great if you could escape for a moment?. A communal outdoor space devoted to sprouting social interaction between employees along with growing your own vegetables.
Why don't we take advantage of breaks by sharing our interests with others? We should not waste this time only drinking a coffee or eating, but being more active and relaxing. Why do people hate Mondays and look forward to Fridays? Let's change this.
Encouraging everyone within the workplace to participate in daily mind games and tasks using their body to play the game. These tasks are designed to boost energy levels and heart rate whilst gradually improving core cognitive skills needed at work.
Anonymised information giving you perspective on “how do I compare with my peers/ neighbours/ colleagues’? This information gives insight into common health concerns, exercise tips. Bupa could own this calculation, much like Nike have branded Fuel.