3 Corporate Wellness Workshops You need to Create

Corporate wellness workshops don't have to be such an uptight idea. Here are three ways you can do something food and fitness related at work.

Corporate Wellness workshops can be a great opportunity to learn something and connection with your coworkers. Here are 3 proven ideas for workshops you might want to attend yourself.

1. How to Stroll Grocery Stores for Your Fitness Goals

All carts were not created equal. You shop a little differently when you've got fitness goals in mind (I'm sorry oreo). How could you make that workshop happen? Your journey might start out like this:

  1. Take a trip to a local fast food restaurant and a grocery store and provide a visual demonstration of what $20 will purchase at each location.
  2. A follow up can be planned for a trip to the grocery store. A team building competition of who can create the better meal given $20 can be planned.
  3. You can create team themed recipes based off of the foods for people to try out at a later date.

For an extra step, you can create a resource spelling out how to complete the process. Complete a meal given food items and cost and checklists with healthy foods can be provided.

You can follow this trip to the grocery store up with the second idea for a fun workshop.

2. How to cook like Fit Women and Men 

You might take some of those foods from your trip and make a meal with them. You might also just start at this step and provide a mini pantry for people to shop from.

Depending on your workforce, you might be surprised at the number of people who don't know the basics of cooking. Go ahead and show people!

Following a recipe is a simple process that you can use to do exactly that. You might pick a healthy recipe and teach people how to make it. A popular recipe might be a no bake 5 ingredient protein bar. Quality bars can be hard to find.

Sometimes you don't have any of that delicious food you just learned how to cook with you. This next workshop idea can help you solve that problem.

3.How to Eat on the Road

A visual can be provided for calories in a cheeseburger vs calories in healthy foods. After you've clearly demonstrated that difference, which everyone knew in the first place, show them what to do next.

Play a game where you bring in common food items from places you might be able to drive to like:

  • A gas station
  • A convenience store
  • A grocery store

They can use their problem solving skills to decide what they need to eat given a "nutritional budget".

Ex. You weigh 150 lbs and need to eat 25 grams of protein in under 500 calories, do you pick:

A. Almonds- 14g fat, 6g carbohydrate, 6g protein, 163 calories per 23 almonds

B. Chocolate Milk- 8g fat, 26g carbohydrate, 8g protein, 209 calories per cup

C. "Protein Bar"- 10 g fat, 40g carbohydrate, 20g protein, 331 calories per bar

You can change the question or add layers to it. One might be time to eat or prepare a meal. Strategies can be provided for employees with busy schedules. Teams can be challenged and formed to eat the “healthiest” meal.

Don't stop here come up with some ideas of your own!

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