As obesity and chronic illness continues to rise in America many companies are implementing office-wide health initiatives and workplace wellness challenges. Interested in hosting a competition like this in your office? Here's what you should do:

1. Create a Challenge

One of the best ways to encourage health in the workplace is to create a fun and exciting wellness challenge for employees. Start by deciding what you want the challenge to be. Here are some ideas:

  • Losing the most weight within a specific time frame

  • Drinking 32 ounces of water each day

  • Creating an ergonomic workstation

  • Bringing the healthiest lunches to work each day

  • Training for a 5K

  • Participating in a "Mile Per Day" program (doing aerobic exercises that add up to a mile of exercise per day)

  • Doing strength training exercises for your muscles (bonus: you can do some of these exercises while working at your height adjustable desk)

  • Completing core exercises (learn how to do some at your standing desk)

  • Finding the perfect balance of sitting and standing each day

Get creative when coming up with the challenge so that you can create something fun and memorable. Once you've decided on a challenge set an end date. Most challenges work best if there's a set end date such as a weeklong or monthlong challenge. This keeps employees focused and motivated.

2. Create a Reward

The best way to motivate employees is to create a great reward. Perhaps the winner could get off at noon instead of 5 p.m. one day. Maybe the winner could receive a free product or service from a local community owner. You could even offer a stand up desk to the winner. Offering a great reward will encourage employees to participate.

Holding an office wide workplace challenge is an excellent way to encourage health and well-being amongst your employees.

Are you interested in learning more about how a height adjustable desk can improve your health and well being? If you have questions about UpDesk you should contact us today. We're happy to answer any questions you may have and help you get the most out of your standing desk!

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