Health and wellness shouldn’t be a once-in-awhile idea that people think about and act upon when it’s convenient or when they have a little bit of extra time. We all live and breathe constantly so we should be active in keeping our minds and bodies in the best conditions possible each and every day.
You can help your wellness participants to do just that by reaching out to them on a daily basis. But how (and without annoying them)?
Here are a few simple ways to connect with our wellness participants that take less than a minute on people’s part to read/see the message.
- Consider delivering a good mix of tips, inspirational quotes, or challenges. Don’t rely exclusive on just one style.
- Designate a time each day for your communications. Maybe it’s first thing in the morning, just before lunch, or in the last hour of the workday before participants head home.
Push out your messages through:
- Email, if your participants have work email addresses
- Texts, if you’ve created a list of participants’ cellphone numbers
- Facebook, if you have a private Group page for your wellness program
- Small posters (printed on 8 ½ x 11 inch paper) that you post in break rooms and restrooms, and at employee entrances to your building(s)
Don’t be afraid to use a combination of all four of these ways to reach your employees. Because the messages are brief, people likely won’t mind seeing them in more than one place. And, it could always serve to reinforce what you’re trying to communicate. In addition to words (in the form a tip, quote, or challenge), you may want to include an attention-catching image with your wellness message. Here’s an easy example: