Leap Into A Healthy Year – Communica's Workplace Challenge

January 27, 2016

For many of us, staying committed to a New Year’s resolution can be difficult, especially when it comes to looking after our health. That’s why Communica has challenged its employees to Leap into a Healthy Year starting this February 1, 2016. We understand that looking after your health involves more than working out, so our challenge will have four different themes for each week of the month. Each week employees will set a different personal goal to match the theme of that week.

Health & Wellness

The weekly challenges are as follows:

Week One: Mindfulness

The objective of mindfulness is to bring awareness to the present moment, thoughts, feelings, sensations and surrounding environment. Examples of a goal for week one are making a commitment to put your phone down during face-to-face conversations, choosing to eat lunch with co-workers, journaling, meditation, etc.

Week Two: Physical Activity

Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. It is recommended adults get 2 hours and 30 minutes of physical activity each week, which can be hard to squeeze into your busy life. Examples of a goal for week two are walking to work this week, going for a walk every day at lunch, committing to attend a class at the gym every day, or following a workout video at home.

Week Three: Healthy Eating

A well balanced meal is critical to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Starting in 2016, our Calgary office has replaced sugary junk food snacks with fresh produce to promote healthy eating, a balanced diet and productivity at the office. Examples of a goal for week three are drinking enough water throughout the day, eat the recommended serving of vegetables, or cut sugar from your diet.

Week Four: Work/Life Balance

The objective of finding or maintaining a work/life balance is to ensure the needs of your physical and mental health are being fulfilled. Examples of a goal for week four are building in chunks of time throughout the week to unplug/relax, shutting off email past a certain time in the evening, make time to read, set a sleep schedule to ensure enough hours of rest, etc.

The Leap into a Healthy Year challenge will empower Communica employees to think about maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and to try something new that can be applied to their day-to-day routine after the challenge is done.

Does your organization have a health challenge going? How have your engaged your employees for optimal success? We’d love to hear about it!