At U.S. Preventive Medicine, we try to live what we preach; that is Prevention works and must be a part of the organization and firmly woven into its cultural fabric. The Prevention Plan, our primary, secondary and tertiary prevention program has a large number of features that assist organizations to do this, the central piece being My Prevention Score, which I have discussed briefly before.
As part of our internal effort, each week one of us is named the Weekly Prevention Champion and each day they write a short piece about that specific days focus. As an example Monday is “Move it Monday”, so this morning when I arrived at work, low and behold this is what I saw in the lobby
In the office waiting area were a number of other items including a punching bag! 🙂
And finally throughout the office were more items just waiting to be used
I grabbed two 10 pound weights, walked to my office and fired up the computer. Have already used them a bit doing some curls at my desk and will continue throughout the day and coming weeks. While this may not be a functional idea for your organization, things like this that mix it up, are fun and surprising can help move your company towards a culture of health.