Looking for ways to promote a healthy and productive workplace? Look no further! We’ve put together a variety of challenges designed to improve physical and mental health, foster team building, and promote positive habits. These challenges are a fun and effective way to keep your team feeling their best.
From eating more veggies to taking power naps, there's something for everyone. Remember to choose a challenge that considers every team member’s physical ability and keep it light-hearted!
Pick any challenge and start your wellness journey today!
Get your ‘five a day’! Each team member is responsible for bringing lunch boxes laden with vegetables. Hold each other accountable. And no, tomato sauce is not a vegetable!
Commit to drinking your eight glasses of water a day and be conscious about the environment – use glasses or refillable glass bottles, not plastic bottles.
Commit to 30 minutes of exercise every weekday and track your progress. Just taking a walk or doing a yoga session is also fine - we’re not all gym bunnies!
Take the stairs
Step it up by taking the stairs and not the lifts.
Replace the sweets, chocolates and chips with fruit.
Take 10 minutes every day to meditate before starting your work day. There are many free apps available for beginners.
Use official breaks in the day to switch off all electronics. Sit quietly and enjoy your morning cuppa (herbal, of course, 😊) and be mindful of the moment.
As a team, practice breathing deeply and consciously, using your abdomen. There are many free apps available to guide you. Try to increase the time by a few seconds every day.
Go outside and walk, jog, jump, skip, dance, hop - whatever you can manage. But do it every day as a team.
Think you’ve got the moves? Have your own office dance-off!
Go to YouTube for tips on how to do chair yoga, play some music and get moving without even leaving your desk!
Play soccer, volleyball or frisbee as a team. Any team sport will do!
Say no to sugar
Cut the sugary treats and rather choose fruit or nuts as a snack option.
Use the 30 days to clean up your workspace, organise the store room and filing cabinets, rearrange the furniture or paint the walls. A clean, organised and welcoming work environment is good for the mind and soul, and you get a workout while doing it!
Practice gratitude verbally and keep a gratitude diary.
Cut fast foods
Improve your overall health by avoiding fast foods.
Commit to community clean-ups and gardening duties, or start a veggie garden at a local school.
Have ‘walking’ meetings while you physically walk on a treadmill or outside in the garden. It will keep the meetings brief and you can get your steps in!
If you usually have six cups of coffee a day, cut it down to four. If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, cut it down to 15. If you take three sugars in your cuppa, cut it down to two.
Healthy team lunches
Take turns to prepare and bring healthy and balanced lunches.
Ditch the meat for a day. It’s good for you, your pocket, and the planet! And yes, chicken is meat.
Take on a new hobby and share it with your team to promote creativity and reduce stress.
Give a compliment
Boost morale by giving a genuine compliment to a colleague each day.
Do your budget
Improve financial wellness by creating and sticking to a budget plan.
Take a power nap
Encourage your team to take a 20-minute power nap during the workday to boost productivity and reduce stress.
Prioritise regular social interactions with family and friends to strengthen connections and improve mental and emotional well-being.
Challenge yourself to say yes to new opportunities and experiences.
Say no to fizzy drinks
Opt for water or herbal tea instead.
Encourage your team to take short breaks throughout the day to do some quick exercises at their desks, like stretching, squats or even a few simple jumping jacks.
Celebrate your team's accomplishments and milestones to promote a positive work culture.
Share your secret tips in the comments below, and let's inspire each other to keep our teams feeling their best! 🤩
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