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20 Fall Wellness Activities for Employees

The mornings are cool and dewy, the leaves are changing colors, and the smell of mulled apple cider is in the air. It’s officially fall!

That means it’s time to visit pumpkin patches and stock up on cozy sweaters. But between the annual flu season and the upcoming holidays, fall is also the perfect time to refocus on the health and wellbeing of your workforce while morale and engagement are high.

With nearly 67% of employees still experiencing increased levels of negative stress and social disconnection at work, fall is the perfect time of year to organize sustainable and relevant wellness activities that address their unique needs and put their wellbeing first. And by taking a holistic approach that covers all dimensions of wellbeing—physical, emotional, financial, occupational, social, and purpose—you can keep your workforce happy, healthy, and motivated all season long. 

6 Springtime Wellness Challenges to Energize Your Workplace

Editor's Note: We recently updated this post with new insights.

Spring is the true restorer of the seasons. Known as a time of sunshine, rebirth, and creativity, spring breathes life, energy, and motivation as we gear up for summer

The arrival of spring also serves as a time of possibility, where we can take stock of the habits that hold us back and form new habits that help us become better versions of ourselves.

Now is the perfect time to revisit wellness program goals and offer fun, unique, and inviting challenges to ease burnout, relieve stress, and refocus on personal well-being. 

If you want to pay your health and well-being a little extra attention this spring, but don’t know where to start, here are nine tips to get you started.

6 Winter Wellness Challenges to Boost Employee Well-Being

Editor's Note: We recently updated this post with new insights.

As we head into a new year, employees everywhere are enjoying a fresh start and setting new and timely wellness goals.

But as temperatures begin to drop, so too can employee engagement. Chilly winter temperatures and snow days may be welcome treats after the holidays, but they also serve as effective barriers to exercising, eating healthy, and getting adequate sleep. 

If your employees are struggling to stay motivated now that the holiday season is over, now is the perfect time to give them ideas for staying active, productive, and fulfilled long term.

5 Ways to Integrate Play into Your Corporate Wellness Program

Editor's Note: We recently updated this previously published post with new insights.

"Tag! You’re it!"

As a kid, those words may have been your signal to run like the wind while you and your friends scattered across the playground.

At no point during this activity did you stop and wonder how many calories you were burning.

Playful games like tag can be transformative, making almost any activity more enjoyable. So if you want your corporate wellness program (and your wellness challenges) to be more enjoyable for your employees, why not weave a sense of play into your corporate wellness strategy?

6 Fall Wellness Challenges That Will Break the Employee Burnout Bug

Fall marks the time of year when nature shows its beauty and reminds us to slow down, check in, and recharge. The holidays will be here before we know it, along with that recurrent combination of excitement and stress.

To add to those feelings, employees are still grappling with workplaces that continue to change significantly. Whether they’re burned out from working in multiple locations or participating in unsustainable and irrelevant wellness challenges, employees are in need of personalized wellness programs that address their unique needs and put their well-being first.

6 Fall Wellness Challenges to Support Well-Being and Prevent Burnout

Pumpkin spice, cool morning air, and falling leaves … as the season begins to change, fall can be a time to pause, reflect, and recharge. With the holiday season around the corner, fall is the perfect time to focus on well-being before the demands of family and work gatherings begin to take their toll.

As we enter our second autumn in this pandemic, implementing wellness challenges that prioritize self-care and nourish the spirit can help you and your employees take a much needed—and literal—breath of fresh air to recharge.

6 Summer Wellness Challenges to Recharge Your Employees

It’s that time of year again when the warm weather reminds us how great it is to be alive. But this isn’t just any summer. We’re rolling into this one with a newfound appreciation for little things we sometimes take for granted, like spending time with friends, going to our favorite restaurant, or hitting a workout class.

As we emerge into the summer sunshine, your employees may find themselves struggling to get back into healthy habits after a year of Zoom calls, Netflix, and food delivery. How can you help them recharge and reengage with your wellness program?

Spring Wellness Challenge Ideas for Employee Well-Being

Spring always brings new promises—not only for the renewal of nature, but the revitalization of goals and resolutions that may have fizzled during the winter.

This time of rebirth is a great time to get employees amped up for fun new wellness challenges. But with many employees still working at home, wellness challenge ideas for remote workers might be hard to find. You’ll need to be creative and find ways to connect people regardless of where they are.

Why a Dry January Challenge Might Be the Reset Your Employees Need

Typically, people choose to participate in Dry January—a month without booze—after a holiday season of overconsumption. But this New Year, Dry January comes after not just a couple of months of above-average drinking, but nearly a full year.

6 Fun Wellness Challenge Ideas for Fall

The change of seasons may be a little bit harder to recognize this year. In many areas, the kids aren’t going back to school full-time. Traditional events like Halloween and Thanksgiving may look quite different. Football season is opening to empty stadiums.

Yet, fall is happening, nevertheless. The air will get crisp, the leaves will change, and the coffees and candles will be pumpkin spiced.