Workplace ‘challenge’ inviting participants

Press Release

October is “Healthy Workplace Month” and the Northwestern Health Unit is inviting you to participate in our fifth-annual Workplace Wellness Challenge!
Ninety workplaces across the region, including 750 employees, registered for the challenge last year.
We are encouraging even more workplaces to participate in 2017.
Taking some steps towards increasing our physical activity, healthy eating, getting more rest, and spending quality time with family and friends significantly can increase our happiness and productivity at work.
The goal of the Workplace Wellness Challenge is to encourage workplaces to support employee health and well-being.
“The challenge is a way to get us all thinking about our physical and mental health at work,” said Christine McLeod, a health promoter with the Northwestern Health Unit.
“A friendly competition between colleagues and workplaces can motivate us to get more active, eat more fruits and vegetables, and pay attention to things like how many hours of sleep we get each night,” she noted.
“These healthy lifestyle practices will help to make our time at work more positive.”
Workplaces are encouraged to take part in the challenge by designating a team captain and recruiting employees to participate.
Registration is open until Sept. 29.
Regional and local prizes will be awarded to workplaces that rank the highest based on average points earned per participant.
For more information or to register, contact your local health unit office or visit