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Robyn Whalen
  February 17, 2019

A New Employee Wellness Challenge: Invest in Yourself

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “invest?” You probably associate it with the stock market or some other financial venture, right? But today, we’re referring to a whole different kind of investment. We’re talking about the magic that happens when you make the bold commitment to invest in yourself.

Many people don’t invest in themselves as much as they should. And we get it – work takes over, your schedule is jam-packed, and it seems like there just isn’t enough time in the day to focus on your wellness. However, investing in your health is one of the best returns on investment there is. Living a healthy lifestyle now will save you money on healthcare expenses in the future. Not to mention, investing in your health will help you live a longer, happier life.

A healthy diet or fitness routine, for example, can be thought as an investment to your short-term and long-term health. Making healthy nutritional choices and getting enough exercise can significantly reduce your risk for life-threatening diseases like diabetes, heart disease, or cancer. Living a healthy lifestyle will also help reduce some of the stress in your life and help boost your mental and emotional health.

To put it simply, investing in yourself is all about taking a more active role in your health. Small habits – like paying attention to the foods you eat or making sure you get eight hours of sleep each night – are considered investing in your health. You don’t have to spend a fortune or use up all of your valuable free time to invest in yourself; you just need to adopt habits that make living a healthy lifestyle easy and enjoyable.

To help your employees take a more active role in their health, we created a new Invest in Yourself Challenge. This is a 30-day challenge that focuses on doing one easy, doable healthy behavior per day. By committing to doing something healthy each day, your employees will have made a big impact on their overall well-being at the end of the challenge. This challenge has five focus areas:

  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Care
  • Mental Wellbeing

Help your employees reap the benefits of investing in themselves by hosting the Invest in Yourself Challenge at your workplace.  It’s a perfect way to start the new year. The toolkit also includes some promotional materials for employers to use to encourage employee participation and get employees excited about the challenge. Get access to the Invest in Yourself toolkit here.

Are you going to try the Invest in Yourself Challenge at your company? Let us know in the comment section below!