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5 Simple Ways to Promote Wellness at the Office

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To be successful, an office wellness program needs to be simple, inclusive, and fun! There are three reasons why you should keep your new wellness program simple; It makes it easier for people to join in, it makes it easier for people to stick with the program, and it doesn’t take away too many resources – time and money – from other priorities. If it is complicated and takes a lot of management time, then people will find other priorities and push this to the bottom of the list. The idea is to make wellness a part of the everyday life at the office; it helps encourage healthy habits which will lead to a healthy workplace. Research shows that promoting wellness at the workplace can improve productivity and an overall positive attitude among employees; however, getting started is sometimes the greatest challenge. You know it is important, but sometimes programs like the WELL Building Standard is overwhelming, making it hard to get started. Using the WELL Building Standard guidelines, here are some simple ways to promote wellness without a lot of effort or budget.
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5 Simple Ways to Promote Wellness at the Office

  1. 1. 5 Simple ways to promote wellness at the office To be successful, an office wellness program needs to be simple, inclusive, and fun! Keeping a new wellness program simple will help people get on board, stick to the program, and not take away too much time and budget from other programs. If it is complicated and takes a lot of management time, then employees will find other priorities and push this to the bottom of the list. The idea is to make wellness part of everyday life at the office
  2. 2. Research shows that promoting wellness at the workplace can improve productivity and an overall positive attitude among employees. However, knowing it is important, but getting started can be difficult. Guidelines such as the WELL building standard offer a lot of information, but it can be overwhelming. Here are a some features from the WELL building guidelines that are simple to get started. More about WELL Building Standards - https://www.envirotechoffice.com/why-well-certification- building-healthy-offices/
  3. 3. 5 Simple Way to Promote Wellness at the Office 1. Promote Healthy Nutrition
  4. 4. 2.7 Million deaths a year are reported to insufficient fruit and vegetable intake which makes this a TOP 10 RISK contributing to global fatality.
  5. 5. 2.7 Million deaths a year are reported to insufficient fruit and vegetable intake which makes this a TOP 10 RISK contributing to global fatality. Promoting fruit and vegetable intake and decreasing unhealthy food advertising is an easy way to achieve wellness in the workplace
  6. 6. Promote Healthy Eating WELL Feature 38: Fruit & Vegetable Variety ü2 Varieties of Fruits (containing no added sugar) and at least 2 varieties of non-fried vegetables üAt least 50% of available options are fruits and or non-fried vegetables
  7. 7. Promote Healthy Nutrition WELL Feature 46: Nutritional Messaging üEncourage the consumption of whole natural foods and cuisine
  8. 8. Promote Healthy Nutrition WELL Feature 46: Nutritional Messaging üDiscourage the consumption of sugar or processed foods, beverages, and snacks.
  9. 9. 5 Simple Way to Promote Wellness at the Office 1. Promote Healthy Nutrition 2. Promote Hydration
  10. 10. Promote Hydration WELL Feature 37: Drinking Water Promotion üAt least one dispenser is located within 30m of all parts of regularly occupied floor space (min. 1 per floor)
  11. 11. 5 Simple Way to Promote Wellness at the Office 1. Promote Healthy Nutrition 2. Promote Hydration 3. Promote an Active Lifestyle
  12. 12. Bicycle Storage Bicycle Tools Available Lockers Showers Active Transportation Support WELL Feature 69: Active Transportation Support üSeparate and secure bicycle storage for at least 5% of regular building occupants as well as short-term bicycle storage for at least 2.5% of all peak visitors. The following are provided on-site within 200m of the buildings main entrance
  13. 13. Bicycle Storage Bicycle Tools Available Lockers Showers Active Transportation Support WELL Feature 69: Active Transportation Support üSeparate and secure bicycle storage for at least 5% of regular building occupants as well as short-term bicycle storage for at least 2.5% of all peak visitors. üBasic bicycle maintenance tools such as tire pumps, patch kits, and hex keys available for use The following are provided on-site within 200m of the buildings main entrance
  14. 14. 5 Simple Way to Promote Wellness at the Office 1. Promote Healthy Nutrition 2. Promote Hydration 3. Promote an Active Lifestyle 4. Promote Health & Wellness Education
  15. 15. Promote Health & Wellness Education WELL Feature 84 : Health and Wellness Awareness Part 1: üWELL Building Standard Guide – A guide (available to all occupants) describing the WELL Building Standard features & benefits of the pursued project
  16. 16. Promote Health & Wellness Education WELL Feature 84: Health and Wellness Awareness Part 2: üHealth & Wellness Resource Library – A digital or physical library of health related resources • One book/magazine title per 20 people • Prominently displayed & available to occupants
  17. 17. 5 Simple Way to Promote Wellness at the Office 1. Promote Healthy Nutrition 2. Promote Hydration 3. Promote an Active Lifestyle 4. Promote Health & Wellness Education 5. Promote Healthy Lighting
  18. 18. Promote Healthy Lighting WELL Feature 53: Visual; Acuity for Focus These requirements are met at workstations or desks üAmbient lighting system is able to maintain an average light intensity of 215 lx, or more, measured on the horizontal plane. These lights may be dimmed in the presence of daylight but they are able to independenlty achieve these levels.
  19. 19. Promote Healthy Lighting WELL Feature 53: Visual; Acuity for Focus These requirements are met at workstations or desks üThe ambient lighting system is zoned in independently controlled banks no larger than 46.5m2 or 20% of open floor area of the room üIf ambient light is below 300 lx, task lights providing 300-500 lx at the work surface are available upon request
  20. 20. 7345 East Danbro Cres. Mississauga, Ontario www.envirotechoffice.com Andy Delisi Envirotech Office Systems - A&D Rep adelisi@envirotechoffice.com 1.800.411.6585 To learn more about how to promote WELLness at your office, contact: Related Articles • 5 Simple Ways to Promote Wellness at the Office https://www.envirotechoffice.com/5-simple-ways-to-promote-wellness-at- the-office • Why WELL Certification: Building Healthy Offices - https://www.envirotechoffice.com/why-well-certification-building- healthy-offices/. • WELL Building Standard: Office Furniture Guidelines -https://www.envirotechoffice.com/well-building-standard-office- furniture-guidelines/ • How TD HQ achieved WELL certification -https://www.reminetwork.com/articles/how-td-bank-hq-achieved-well- certification/ • Window Film: WELL Building Standards -https://www.envirotechoffice.com/office-design-support-cycling-work/

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