When it comes to encouraging physical activity in the workplace, it’s important to create employee wellness programs that will motivate your colleagues to get active. Step challenge is a fun way to start with. Step challenges encourage healthy habits in and outside of the workplace, create healthy competition and increase motivation throughout the organization.
Team members in the modern workplace are constantly surrounded by screens and desks and most office employees spend ~70% of their workdays sitting. A workplace step challenge is a great way for employers to support employee health and encourage work-life wellness. What is a workplace step challenge? Why does it matter? And finally, how to organize a workplace step challenge and how to succeed in creating awesome one? In this blog post, we’ll answer these questions—and more.
A workplace step challenge is a company-sponsored team-building event that challenges employees to track and record the number of steps they take daily or over a certain period of time. At its core, a workplace step challenge is all about encouraging physical activity among your colleagues and helping them achieve their health goals and improve wellness.
Effortlessly create an online step challenge in just a few minutes:
1. Sign up for an organizer account on Distantrace.com platform.
2. Set up your Challenge: Choose from various challenge types, like team grouping or creating a virtual map.
3. Share the Link: Once the challenge is set, a unique link will be generated to invite colleagues for participation.
4. Registration: Participants need to register on distantrace.com, join the challenge, and download the mobile app.
5. Join the Step Challenge: Easily track your daily steps, calories burned, and distance covered with our user-friendly mobile app - Distant Race (available on Google Play/App Store). Compete individually or as part of a team.
Click here to create your own step challenge!
With a little planning and preparation, you can create a fun and engaging step challenge that your employees will be excited about. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to help you get started:
1. Set Challenge Rules and Goals
Before you do anything else, you’ll want to determine how employees can participate in the step challenge and the general rules for participation. A few things you should consider include:
2. Determine Rewards and Milestones
Sometimes, there are rewards or wellness goods for the person with the most steps, or everyone's steps contribute to a collective reward for all participants. Employees may be more motivated to participate in a step challenge at work if there are rewards or incentives (or other motivation busters) they can work towards. Here are a few ideas you could consider:
In most cases, employees will struggle to get more steps each day when they are sitting at a desk from 8am-5pm. A good way to promote your step challenge while also increasing engagement is by promoting walking at work with unique ideas. Here are few ideas below:
• Promote walking meetings
• Suggest taking the stairs
• Offer information on nearby walking trails
• Provide incentives for achieving the most steps each week
• Encourage employees to walk to and from work
""All for one, and one for all" - the ideal motto for a workplace step challenge. Enjoy, compete, and unite people to achieve individual and company goals!