2. Teams Lose Weight.
Emerging research points to teams as a key best practice of diet success. When the challenge is not you but us then positive results follow. I found this out first hand at an office supply company. Their associates have formed a team to find ways to cut costs, including health care costs. They now walk together during lunch to promote weight loss, aerobic capability and improved health with the exceptional that it will also deliver reduced health care costs.
3. Diets That Work.
Diets that work are based on eating good for you foods that you enjoy eating. Finding this is an individual process. It entails Internet searches plus personal experimentation to find that combination of good for you foods that taste good. Create some fun here! Run a contest that will recognize work associates, or work associate teams, for engaging in the search for good for you food that tastes good. I know of a company did something like this and there is now a baskets sitting on the HR director’s desk that is stocked from work associates’s fruit trees and gardens. Contributors are recognized and reward with thanks from their fellow associates.
4. Make Exercise A Business Norm.
Clif Bar is one of my favorite examples here. Their CEO rides his bike daily to work. They have an exercise room where work associates can exercise anytime during the day. No questions asked. No finger pointing. No pressure. No need to do so. Exercising is now part of their business norm.
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