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Worksite Wellness

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What is Worksite Wellness? 

Worksites are one of Healthiest Weight Florida’s Heathy Places. Worksite Wellness refers to a set of strategies used to meet the health and wellness needs of employees and encourage the adoption of healthy behaviors. Worksite wellness strategies include:

  • Health Education to increase awareness and knowledge about healthy behaviors.
  • Wellness Activities such as challenges to help employees adopt healthy behaviors.
  • Environmental and Policy Supports to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Benefits of Worksite Wellness Programs 

Adults spend most of their waking hours in the workplace so it is an ideal location to promote healthy behaviors. 

  • Increase in productivity and employee morale
  • Decrease in absenteeism
  • Increase in knowledge about health topics
  • Helps in improving or maintaining health
  • Aids in adoption of healthy behaviors
  • Leads to greater a sense of teamwork among coworkers

Ideas for Worksite Wellness at your Workplace 

  • Use the CDC Worksite Health Scorecard to assess your organization

  • Add a wellness section to your company newsletter

  • Offer an employee wellness challenge, such as a step challenge

  • Place Active Meeting Guides in all meeting rooms (contact FDOH-Escambia to receive a guide)

  • Invite experts to present on health topics at staff meetings or training days

Worksite Wellness Services Offered 

  • Assistance with worksite wellness activities

  • Prediabetes screenings and Diabetes Prevention Program facilitation

  • Customized presentations on health and wellness topics

  • Resources for healthy living

  • Organizational and employee interest surveys

  • Vending machine assessment

  • Exercise and recipe demonstrations

  • Wellness challenge facilitation

  • And More!

Workouts You Can Do at Work 

PushUp Challenge (105 KB; pdf)

Resistance Band Workout (847 KB; pdf)

Stretching Sequencies (446 KB; pdf)

Upper Body Workout (611 KB; pdf)

Health Works Employee Wellness Newsletter 

Location & Contact Information  

Fairfield Service Center
1295 West Fairfield Drive
Pensacola, FL 32501

The Communications, Health Education, and Nutrition (CHEN) office is open:

Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Call 850-595-6500, x1823 for more information.