wellness challenge ideas

How to Build Workplace Wellness Challenges At the core of every effective worksite wellness program are wellness activities that help employees adopt and maintain healthy behaviors. These activities are also known as wellness challenges or wellness campaigns. Behavior change campaigns usually last between two and six weeks while wellness challenges can happen in just one or two weeks. The names campaign or challenge are often used interchangeably.…

health and wellness programs for employees

Most health and wellness programs offer a comprehensive suite of wellness options and activities. But there are a few wellness companies that don't offer all these services. They may offer just corporate nutrition programs, campaigns, portals, incentives, massages, stress management, or just offer wellness management services. Earlier I published a massive blog called 58 Wellness Solutions: The Complete List of Workplace Wellness Programs which describes every existing wellness program…

corporate fitness companies

Corporate fitness programs are a critical piece of every effective wellness program. There are a variety of companies that provide corporate fitness programs. Over a several month period we challenged our team at WellSteps to find every company that works in the corporate fitness space. Here is a list of the 12 companies we have identified. They offer a variety of services including the design and creation…

wellness solutions worksite wellness programs

During the past few months the WellSteps team has created the most comprehensive list of workplace wellness programs ever produced. This is the complete list of companies that offer comprehensive wellness solutions. Health coaching companies, biometric screening vendors, corporate fitness companies, nutrition companies, and other specialized wellness providers are NOT included on this list. A complete list of biometric screening companies can be found here and a…

corporate wellness programs

How to Get the Most from Corporate Health Coach Companies Of all the activities that happen within a wellness program, health coaching is the most expensive. Any time employees spend considerable time one-on-one with a health professional there will be a cost. Since it is the most expensive health coaching, it should be used where it will have the most impact. After 30 years in the wellness industry,…

wellness health screening

How Do You Choose the Right Biometric Screening Company? WellSteps does comprehensive wellness programming but we do not conduct biometric screenings. For the past 10 years we have helped our clients find and work with companies that do conduct screenings. This trial-and-error approach to finding the best biometric screening companies has shown us what to look for when selecting a vendor. A big impact on the quality of…

effective wellness programs

Every wellness program should be using incentives. They are an important part in helping employees stay motivated to make long-term behavior change. But sometimes wellness incentive programs become THE wellness program.  The tracking, awarding, and processing of the incentives consumes the wellness budget and personnel time. Too many wellness programs are not really wellness programs at all. They are employee incentive programs.  This narrow focus on incentives…

employee wellness consultant

Why Use a Corporate Wellness Consultant? Wellness programs have an extremely difficult task of reducing employee-related expenses and improving productivity by improving employee health. Behavior change is the key to improved health, yet changing human behavior is extremely hard to do. The history of weight loss programs reminds us of that. To improve behaviors, wellness programs need high levels of employee engagement, good health interventions, and long-term adherence…

health and wellness programs feature

The FREE Stop and Go Fast Food Guide Corporate health and wellness programs are effective if they can help employees eat healthier, be more physically active, and not smoke. Eating healthier is tough! With so much fast food surrounding us it is next to impossible for most people to eat a healthy diet. If we all ate food "close to its natural state," there would be less obesity…

Wellness ideas from WellSteps

This blog discusses some more popular corporate wellness ideas and wellness activities that can make your program better—if you are strategic about how you do them. Each must be communicated effectively, tracked, and incentivised. Wellness ideas by themselves are just perks. Wellness ideas that are properly implemented change lives by improving health and reducing health care costs. The corporate wellness ideas described below, by themselves, may not actually…