Wellness Program Recipe for Success
#1. Meaningful content
#2. A wellness advocate
#3. Actionable take-aways
Meaningful content– What are we talking about here? The program should meet the employees at their current level of health and in a format that agrees with the company’s culture. The content should address nutrition, fitness and stress reduction. It should be interesting and engaging and allow employees to take a breather and look at their health in a constructive way. They should be encouraged to take personal responsibility for their individual health.
A wellness advocate- A designated person or team needs to be assigned to advocate for the wellness program. They need to promote the program with a consistent message and branded communication. It is best if this person actually has a preventative wellness ideology and actively works towards good health!
Actionable take-aways– The wellness program screenings, events, talks and demos need to have an actionable take-away. Your employee should be able to walk away with information that they can implement today. Information and education are the cornerstone of a good wellness program. The educational health opportunities should empower the employee population to make healthy lifestyle choices.