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  • Writer's picturePaige Nathan

Five Ways to Incorporate Health and Wellness at Corporate Events

It’s January, the time when everyone gets a fresh start! We have the whole year ahead of us to take up healthy habits and feel great. Wellness isn’t just about physical health, and employees increasingly want employers to support them with their holistic well-being. One of the latest trends is incorporating health

and wellness elements into your event. As the new year rolls out like a blank slate, here are 5 ways that you can incorporate health and wellness at corporate events.


Serve healthy meals and snacks 

One of the easiest ways to support a healthy lifestyle is by providing your attendees with healthier and more diverse food options. These should include a variety of lean proteins, and fresh fruits, and vegetables. Provide options to suit a variety of diets, like vegetarian, gluten-free, and low-fat. Instead of junk food, serve snacks like popcorn, trail mix, hummus and veggies, and fruit skewers.


Viva Pita Mediterranean food truck

Source from caterers and food trucks that prepare their foods fresh, in season, and without preservatives or chemicals, like family-run Mediterranean food truck, Viva Pita. Viva Pita uses only the freshest ingredients, and makes everything from scratch daily.


Viva Pita Atlanta | Mediterranean food truck

"People love how fresh everything tastes,” says Claudette Marchena, Events Coordinator. “This is what sets us apart. Nothing comes prepackaged. Everything is freshly cut on the date of service, and all of our sauces are homemade. You can taste it in the quality. People love our homemade tzatziki sauce.”

Take stretch breaks

Having people stand up and stretch every once in a while, is a great way to keep them awake and alert.


Take your sessions outside

Research shows that spending time outdoors is good for our mental health. Being out in nature improves mood, increases energy, and reduces stress. Plus, it increases focus, makes us more creative, and increases joy. Couldn’t we all use more of that in our meetings?

 

Stay hydrated


Staying hydrated is crucial for maintaining focus and concentration. The last thing you want at your event are attendees who are tired or have a headache. Keep plenty of water on hand and provide easy access to water stations throughout the venue. Consider providing event attendees with refillable water

bottles (a great branding opportunity) or encourage them to bring their own water bottles from home.


Support mental, physical, and social wellbeing

There are a number of ways to support the “whole person” at meetings and events. Offer chair massages at lunch or on breaks, lead a guided meditation session, take the team through a series of relaxing breathing exercises, incorporate a relaxing activity at the end of the day to invite participants to

unwind.


Some companies even like to offer a group fitness class or yoga session during longer events. A company whose employees spend a lot of time on their feet, might consider bringing in a mobile retailer like Big Peach Running Company’s Big Peach on Wheels to educate and motivate people to live a more active

lifestyle and help select the right shoe for their gait.


Big Peach on Wheels | Mobile Shoe Fit Experience

“A healthier workforce benefits everyone,” says Sean Nagorny, General Manager of Big Peach on Wheels. “Companies are making an investment their employees’ wellness and their company’s future by helping to educate them about how to live a healthier lifestyle. Big Peach isn’t just for running; there are many ways to be active, and we support the entire pedestrian-active lifestyle.”

Incorporate Health and Wellness at Corporate Events

Show your employees that you truly are a workplace that nurtures the mind, body and soul by incorporating health and wellness elements into your next event. Simply Food Trucks’ turnkey service will make planning it a piece of (carrot) cake.

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