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Mission possible: How to support healthy habits in the winter

Mission possible: How to support healthy habits in the winter Winter is a ruthless criminal, notorious for robbing employees of their health. Here's how to fight back: Š Operation Get Moving The problem: | The mission plan: The majority of annual weight gain occurs during the holidays Face the weather head-on with "indoor-no-more" events Americans are twice as likely to say they want to lose weight than they are to seriously try to do so People exercise for longer periods of time when outside Organize skiing, snowshoeing or ice-skating events for employees The enemy: Cold weather In the winter, adults are 1.18 times as likely to sit for long periods of time than they are in the summer Your secret weapon: incentives - Encourage participation with small prizes like gift cards Ü Operation Cold and Flu Season The problem: The mission plan: Fire up your body with stair-climbing challenges The most popular months for employees to call in sick are December, January and February Adults who exercise regularly are 43% less likely to contract upper respiratory infections in the winter 66% of office workers think the average company loses $100,000 or more to the flu every year Track steps with activity trackers and upload results to The enemy: your wellness program Weakened Your secret weapon: immune systems internal communications Remind employees to take the stairs with signs along staircases, hallways and elevators S20peration New Year Diet The problem: The mission plan: Eliminate poor diets with a junk food cleanse 91.1% of Americans don't eat enough vegetables Overhaul the vending 86.9% don't eat enough machine fruit 73.7% of employees want healthy cafeteria and vending options The enemy: Holiday eating Replace candy and chips with fruit, nuts and trail mix Adults gain about 1.7 pounds over the holidays Your secret weapon: catering options Forget the pizza, and order healthy food options With your support, it's totally possible to keep employees happy and healthy year-round. limeade SOURCES: d=12%2f31%2f2015

Mission possible: How to support healthy habits in the winter

shared by comerecommended on Apr 15
Whether it's the lack of exercise, constant sickness or poor dieting, the cold weather causes a plethora of unhealthy habits for employees. However, a company can get employees back on the right track...


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