Have you ever stopped to consider the possible health and wellness activities you could offer within and around your workplace space?
Conducting a site survey can help you to identify places where you could provide health and wellness opportunities for little or no cost.
- Gather a few people, or members of your wellness committee/team if you have one.
- Have a clipboard handy and walk around your workplace, stopping in each area to ask yourself and others, “How could we use this area to help improve the health and wellness of employees?”
- Start outside of the workplace and then head inside.
Here are a few places and ideas to get you started:
- The back area of the parking lot, where no one parks anyway, could be transformed into a mini basketball court with a portable hoop.
- The outside perimeter of the building could become a walking track. Figure out the distance around the building for employees to track how far they go.
- You could use an empty office for a meditation room. Simply add some soft lighting, tranquil background sounds, and a comfortable area to sit and reflect.
- You could add character to the stairwells to make taking the stairs more inviting. Think bright walls and/or artwork. Put up challenge signs that encourage employees to get more out of their steps. For instance, you could suggest pausing on a step to do 10 calf raises.
You may be surprised at the number of opportunities that present themselves if you just look at your workplace with a fresh perspective.
Check out this article that explains how to set up a walking trail around your workplace: How to easily create a free walking trail for your wellness program.
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