A healthy lifestyle doesn’t stop when you walk out the front door in the morning. Because a healthy employee is a happier and more productive employee, many businesses are working on ways to reduce stress in the workplace, provide better meal and snack options and more. How can you make a difference? Check out these options to find out.
Resources for individuals and businesses or other organizations that want to start a walking program. The site includes tools to find or create a walking path map in your community and a tracker to help you monitor your progress.
Including plants in the workplace can reduce stress, improve air quality and boost productivity.
The Nutrition Environment Measurement Survey-Vending (NEMS-V) is a handy tool which assesses vending machines by color-coding foods and beverages based on the Institute of Medicine Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools. Vending machines receive a bronze, silver, or gold award based on the percentage of healthy food and beverage options they contain.
Founded by the Iowa Sports Foundation in support from Iowa State University Extension and Iowa Department of Public Health, Live Healthy Iowa provides a series of team-structured wellness challenges for families or workplaces.
The Wellness Council of Iowa promotes healthy lifestyle choices at work to prevent disease.