We all know that healthy employees are happier, more productive employees. However, finding the right ways to incentivize health-conscious habits can be a little tricky at times. Here are three simple and enjoyable ways to get your team moving this year:
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Harvard Medical School recommends drinking 30-50 ounces of water a day for optimum brain and muscle function. But let’s face it: counting ounces can get tedious. That’s why we recommend investing in a water bottle with measurements, like this tracker tumbler, which will make it easy to ensure you’re meeting the daily recommendation. Setting incremental goals, such as drinking 16 ounces before lunchtime, is a great way to stay hydrated throughout the day.
Tired of plain water? Tea is tasty option for meeting that elusive H20 requirement, plus has relaxing and restorative properties that are good for managing stress levels. Try our tea mug with a bamboo lid for a chic way to keep a beverage warm at your desk throughout the day.
Track Your Steps
Fitness trackers and pedometers are a great, engaging way to monitor your activity levels and to remind you to get moving during the workweek. For many, trying to get their steps in becomes a game, not a chore. We have a number of step trackers that can be customized with your logo for giveaways that will motivate and inspire your employees.
Gamify Your Activity
Fitness is always more fun when it’s with other people. While there is nothing wrong with solo workouts, forming a team often provides additional support, accountability and some healthy competition. Try creating employee exercise teams tasked with meeting weekly fitness challenges and healthy eating goals. Encourage team participation with rewards like gym bags or extra vacation days, and watch office morale soar.
Intrigued on how else to make your office environment its healthiest yet? Visit our new fitness Pinterest board for more ideas and inspiration: https://goo.gl/MNuuN1.
Read more hydration recommendations from Harvard Medical School here.