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Bike racks! One simple way for companies to encourage worksite health is by providing bike racks for their employees. As the warmer months approach, consider this investment. If employees are biking to work, they are reaping the benefits of physical activity, making for a healthier workforce.
Biking is not only a joint-friendly exercise; it is a great way to work the heart and lungs. Following are just a few of the physical benefits of opting to bike to work:
- Increased aerobic fitness
- Improved muscle tone and strength
- Weight management
- Increased energy levels
- Reduced stress and anxiety levels
May is National Bike Month. This is a great way to promote the implementation of bike racks in your corporate wellness program. Plan and promote a small event around your investment to encourage employees to consider biking to work. Consider having your health and wellness team put together flyers, bulletins, or even a small ribbon-cutting ceremony to create some hype.
Meanwhile, it is important to remind your employees about bicycle safety to ensure their overall well-being.
Is your company promoting corporate health and wellness by encouraging biking to work?