Unique & fun ways to increase participation in your corporate wellness programs

  • Feb 16, 2018

With such busy schedules, juggling work, family, and everything in between, the last thing you want to think about is working out. Even the minuscule 30-minutes of exercise recommended daily seems impossible or undesirable to say the least. Luckily, corporate wellness programs have found a way to include employees' health and well-being into their daily workplace tasks, ridding employees of that dreaded run or trip to the gym before or after work. 

Establishing a workplace wellness program is only a chip off the iceberg-- keeping employees motivated to the stick with the programs is the real work. But this can be easy. If employers allow time during work hours for employees to get their 30 minutes of exercise in it'll show employees that you genuinely care about their well-being while simultaneously increasing employee morale in the workplace. Happy employees equals more efficient and diligent work getting completed. Aside from creating a corporate utopia for employees, the employers also benefit from corporate wellness programs as insurance premiums are reduced as employees' health improves. 

Here are 3 ways to use incentive promotional products to keep and increase participation in corporate wellness programs:

1) Everyone wants a Freebie! 

Offering employees kick starter products for signing up to be a part of the corporate wellness program is a nice gesture for recognizing their efforts to make themselves healthier and happier. The ideal kick starter gift is simple yet useful for daily life-- pedometers, fitness watches, resistance bands. These jump starter products are a great motivating tools for employees because they provide instant gratification by showing their steps and vital signs in real time. 

2) Monkey see, monkey do

Like the say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so instead of just wishing and watching employees use their kick starter products why not join in in get healthy and fit along side them. At some companies the employers simply provide discounted gym memberships but don't provide any guidance on how and where their employees should begin their health journeys. When employers are involved, it shows employees that the company really does believe in the corporate wellness program but also each individual employee-- helping to building a mentally and physically fit workforce and creating happy and healthy work environment.

3) Rewards and Prizes

After putting in hard work and sticking with the corporate wellness program, who wouldn't want to get a reward for all your efforts? Rewards and prizes are one of the easiest ways to show employees you're proud of their achievements and gives them incentive to want to keep moving forward with the wellness program. Awards can even be given at a ceremony held at work-- announcing to the entire office individual employees' successes and letting a little healthy friendly competition ignite.