Our Wellness Team is made up of a volunteer group of dedicated employees on a mission to motivate the staff to take a proactive approach to improving their health. Working toward a goal of 100% participation, the Wellness Team meets frequently to create fun ways to get the staff involved. They recently kicked off their own version of NBC’s The Biggest Loser contest with cash prize incentives for those who lose the most weight. Another great idea was the announcment that Fi-Med would participate in the Vince Lombardi run/walk for cancer. The Wellness Team designed Fi-Med t-shirts for the employees to wear and had a great turnout. Everyone who participated really enjoyed spending the day with family and friends for such a great cause.
Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a big difference. In order to pursuade people to make healthier snack choices, they placed a basket of fruit where for just .50 cents(to replenish the supply) employees can help themselves to a wide variety of fresh fruit in season. Always looking for opportunities to encourage people to get up and move around, it is not unusual for the Wellness Team to invite others to join them in a power walk during their breaks!
Recently, Fi-Med became a member of the Wisconsin Wellness Council, an affiliate of the Wellness Councils of America. Members are dedicated to building healthier communities in Wisconsin through health promotion programs at the worksite.