Healthy Workplace Month: A great time to “Change One Thing” for your health and wellness
Submitted by Linda Rankin, Coordinator, Health Promotion & Psychological Safety, Occupational Health & Safety
There are two traditional times of year when people look at changing habits and behaviours: January, the start of the New Year, and September, the start of a new school year.
However, research has shown that any “calendar event (e.g., birthday, holiday, beginning of the month or week)” can provide an opportunity for a "fresh start” no matter what time of year, so why not make October, Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month, your “fresh start” opportunity to make a healthy change to your workday.
We all know habits and behaviours aren’t easy to change and often our daily work routine is the most difficult to modify, but since we can spend more than 50% of our waking hours at work, it is a perfect environment to make a small change. With one small change to a workday habit or behaviour, you will be joining other Providence staff in the “Change One Thing (for your health and wellness while at work) Challenge.”
Participate in the "Change One Thing" Challenge!
- Send a photo or short note to firstname.lastname@example.org by sharing your “Change One Thing” commitment and you’ll be entered in the “Change One Thing” prize draw!
Kick off October with a challenge to yourself to make a change benefiting your health and wellness and you’ll be helping to promote and enhance a culture of health and wellness in the workplace. Don’t forget to check the PHC events calendar for upcoming October workshops and in-services by EFAP, Financial Literacy Council, Clinical Sleep Solutions and Kintec at various PHC sites and don’t forget to share your “Change One Thing” commitment with a photo or short note to be entered in the prize draw by emailing us at email@example.com.
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