Staying on Track: Promotional Products Can Help Employee Wellness
February is moving quickly, and many people have already left their New Year's resolutions behind. March is National Nutrition Month, and the perfect time to check back in to those resolutions of getting and staying healthy. The promotional products industry offers great gift ideas to help ensure employee wellness.
Current research shows that the number one New Year's resolution is losing weight, with staying fit and healthy in the top five. Unfortunately, over 30% of people abandon those goals by February. That number only increases as more time passes. Now is the perfect time for employers to help their team get back on track.
Each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) encourages Americans to return to the basics of healthy eating. Initiated in 1973 as a week-long event, “National Nutrition Week” became a month-long observance in 1980 in response to a growing public concern for healthier living.
This is where the promotional products industry can lend a hand. Many companies look at their employees as members of their extended family. What better way to facilitate a happy and healthy employee base, than with tools that can help them achieve their goals? Many distributors offer imprinted literature, such as give-away flyers, brochures, and pamphlets that encourage and educate on the development of healthy habits. But why stop there? The possibilities are endless.
Imprinted sports and water bottles are readily available through a variety of distributors. Lunch bags and coolers, veggie peelers, and cutting boards help curb the need to eat out, and pedometers, gym bags, and jump ropes help to promote exercise.
Don’t forget that consumables (i.e. food gifts) can still provide a great healthy alternative. At Maple Ridge Farms, we have seen an increase in the call for these types of gifts, and are happy to offer options that meet this need. Many of our products contain a variety of nut options (great to promote heart health) such as peanuts, almonds, and pistachios. The GN932-Snack Mix Assortment offers a delicious blend of different fruit and snack mixes, and the L652-A Taste of Italy comes complete with a choice of cutting board, gourmet cheeses, wheat crackers, and Mediterranean Spiced Almonds. Dark Chocolate Almonds, a great source of anti-oxidants are also available in an array of gifts. Contact the Maple Ridge Farms Customer Service Team for specific nutritional information at 800-477-5577!
No matter what your workplace wellness initiatives may be, promotional products can enhance the positive environment needed to meet your goals. The same holds true for both your customers and your employees.
No goal is out of reach with the right tools at the ready!