Make Workplace Wellness Your New Year’s Resolution

Take steps to improve the health and wellness of your employees in 2012.


As many people across the country are beginning to pack up their Christmas decorations and prepare for the end of the holiday season, there is one word floating around that is synonymous with preparing for the next year ahead of us: resolutions. Every year, millions of people around the world vow to change or develop a certain aspect of their life in hopes that it will improve their overall happiness or well being.


Resolving to lose weight or to get back in shape is always one of the most popular choices for a New Year’s resolution for people both young and old. Whether it’s a pledge to fit back into an old pair of jeans that they once loved, or simply to live a healthier lifestyle, it takes true commitment for a person to follow through with a New Year’s resolution.




Workplace wellness programs offer a significant opportunity for improving the health and wellness of employees, while ultimately reducing direct and indirect healthcare costs year after year for employers. So, since most adults spend the majority of their time at work anyway, why not aim to improve the healthfulness of your employees this upcoming 2012 with a company-wide resolution?


When your employees participate in beneficial health programs, such as the ones offered by Walkingspree, you can come to expect high enrollment from employees, increased motivation and sustained engagement throughout your company.


However, when setting a New Year’s resolution (such as improving the health and wellness of your employees), it is important that you follow certain steps to ensure that your staff stays on the right track and meets their goals. Here are just a few ways in which Walkingspree will help to make sure that all of your companies 2012 resolutions are met:


1. Be Specific


When thinking about goals for your business, it is important to be as exact as possible. People who set a specific goal are much more likely to succeed in the long run. Walkingspree will work closely with your business in order to ensure that your fitness objectives are realistic, custom to your goals and attainable for your employees. You will then be able to track each employees specific results though our USB pedometer, which accurately tracks aerobic steps, calories burned, fat reduced and more.


2. Develop A Plan


When setting a resolution for the New Year, it is important to set deadlines or achievements for each step that you can check off as you go. Walkingspree’s Turn-key Corporate Program offers built-in challenges for your employees to complete, while delivering quantifiable results to you in order to track their progress.


3. Offer Incentives


When it comes to corporate wellness programs, enrollment, engagement and competitions are always more successful if there are rewards involved. Walkingspree can help your company indentify and set target goals for your employees, as well as suggest creative, proven contests which can be based on minimum participation and team achievements to motivate your staff. Plus, by offering built-in fun with your walking program, the combined wellness rewards do not have to overwhelm your budget.


The New Year is a great motivator for getting back on track with your corporate wellness plan, and for helping your employees stay motivated and healthy this upcoming year with positive resolutions. For more information about Walkingspree’s award winning corporate wellness programs, contact us today to find out how your company can start off right in 2012.


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