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Employers could align with local community groups to find micro-volunteering opportunities on your way home from work.
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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?
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.
Create a universal cloud app and/or platform that pulls in data from existing wellbeing apps (i.e. Nike+) into one place where you can access all of your health data collected via apps, pedometers, etc. online. Recommends bespoke products/services.
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.
Encourage Londoners to take the stairs on the underground by installing oyster card readers at the top & bottom of each station's flight of stairs. Allowing commuters to record the number of steps they've climbed & descended! Also possible in offices
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.
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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
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 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.
Employers provide day out rewards for staff that raise over a specific amount by successfully completing a sponsored diet challenge involving eating 5 fruits a day for a month. The rest of the money goes to a charity of their choice.
How can health insurers, employers and employees work better together and all win in the end? Let's use health premiums to offer a suite of wellness services to improve the health of workers and communities. That's how Wellness Worx! (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.
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.