Could your team use a bit of friendly competition to lift their spirits, boost morale and encourage some healthy habits? Improving your health should be fun, engaging and uplifting. A great way to get your employees excited about their health is to add a dash of competition to the workplace.
Health by Design have created and developed a wide range of workplace challenges, designed to engage your employees in positive health behaviours. Competitions encourage teamwork, camaraderie, improved culture – all while having a positive impact on each individual’s health. Two of our most popular challenges are the ‘The Great Aussie Adventure’ and the ‘Healthy Habits Challenge’.
‘The Great Aussie Adventure’ is a team based physical activity competition where teams make their way along a virtual track of your company’s choice. For example, West Coast to East Coast, Sydney to Perth, The Great Ocean Road, Melbourne to Alice Springs, The Murray River Track, Perth to Broome. We can also take the challenge to other countries or even turn it into an Everest climb.
The competition can be run and managed on or offline depending on what best suits the participating employee group. The inbuilt activity converter on our online system allows competition participants to participate in physical activities other than just walking, such as riding and cycling.
The ‘Healthy Habits Challenge’ is designed to encourage employees to practice healthy behaviours. It can be run as an individual challenge or team based. Each employee is asked to:
- Start performing a new healthy behaviour.
- Stop doing an existing unhealthy behaviour.
- Keep implementing an existing healthy challenge.
Points are awarded according to how well you stick to your chosen ‘start’, ‘stop’ and ‘keep’ habits. This competition is designed to run for one calendar month.
Workplace competitions and challenges can run from 6-16 weeks, can be implemented into a workforce of any size and provide great overall results. If you’d like to learn more about how easily you can implement a workplace competition for your workforce, contact us today.