Could you be doing more to prioritise employee wellness within your organisation? Having employees that actively focus on improving their health and well-being can reduce absenteeism.
Plus, studies have found that healthy employees are more productive, motivated and engaged within the workplace.
In this blog, we are going to outline a series of fun employee wellness activities that are perfect for the workplace.
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Providing a gym membership is easy. But the gym isn’t for everyone. Plus, most people would agree that the gym isn’t the most exciting place to exercise. By launching group exercise classes or a company sport, you are providing a new way for employees to exercise.
Perhaps offer weekly Pilates, Zumba, spin class or aerobics. Alternatively, you could start playing a sport. Whether is 5-a-side football, doubles tennis or even bowling, playing a team sport is excellent for both physical and mental wellness.
Plus, it can improve relationships within the workplace, effective boosting collaboration.
Learn A New Skill
Learning a new skill provides the opportunity to improve brain function, relieve stress and have fun. It is excellent for the mind, body and soul and opens doors to brand new hobbies.
As a company, you could offer your employees the chance to learn something new. Have a chat with your team and get a feel for what kind of classes they would like to take. Perhaps you could offer a weekly language class or a cooking class.
Friday Happy Hour
Socialising in a new setting outside of the workplace can be excellent for employee morale. It allows employees to bond and build rapport with one another. Make an effort to clock off one hour early on Fridays and spend time together as a team outside of the workplace.
It doesn’t have to be the pub either! During the warmer months, head to the nearest park and enjoy snacks and beverages as a team.
Volunteering is an effective way to combat stress, loneliness and anxiety. It can also improve self-esteem and confidence whilst helping employees feel more connected with each other.
Have a chat with your team and find out which issues are important to them. Some of them may already contribute their time and efforts to local charities.
You may choose to volunteer as a group. Or you might prefer to provide each employee with a certain number of hours each month that can be used to volunteer (rather than work).
This might include working at a homeless shelter, animal charity or local charity shop.
Challenge For Charity
When it comes to fun employee wellness activities, a challenge for charity is the best! It gives your team the chance to improve their wellness whilst raising funds for a good cause.
It is usually a good idea to sign your team up for a pre-organised event, such as Tough Mudder UK, Race For Life, Shine Night Walk, Three Peaks Challenge or Go Sober For October.
An event that involves exercise is great as your team can train together beforehand, increasing exercise and improving overall health.
Healthy Potluck Lunch
How often do you have lunch with your whole team? Team lunches can boost employee morale and happiness. And potluck lunches are always fun! Perhaps choose 1 cuisine per week and encourage your team to prepare healthy dishes from that specific cuisine (or country).
Lunch And Learn
Combining a team lunch with the opportunity to learn something new is a fantastic way to improve employee wellness.
Talk to your employees and find out what kind of topics or skills they would like to learn about. Perhaps they want to better understand mental health and the importance of prioritising it. Or maybe they would like to learn more about coping with stress.
Through wellness training, you can provide your employees with the tools they need to improve their physical and mental well-being.
Get In Touch
Want to know more about providing fun employee wellness activities at work? Or have a question about improving employee wellbeing and returning on your investment?
Get in touch with Wellspace today. Our dedicated team are always on hand to help. You can call us on 0808 178 0748 or email us via email@example.com.
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