Simple, low-cost workplace wellness steps

You don’t need a big budget or an employee wellness expert to make your workplace a healthier environment for staff and visitors. Here are some simple, budget-friendly, and effective workplace wellness ideas. Scroll to the bottom to find dozens of resources to support your wellness goals. Start a walking group Walking has many benefits. It…

Coworkers gather for a healthy lunch

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Indy 500 drivers share a lesson in healthy habits

The Indy 500 Community Day is an important part of May race traditions. This year, nine IPS schools and two Speedway Schools celebrated Community Day with visits from the 33 IndyCar drivers. Each school hosted three drivers in school assemblies, and the drivers brought healthy tips to share with the students. Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade…

Driver Charlie Kimball shares healthy tips with students as part of Community Day

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Healthy communities: why public policy?

Creating healthy communities, where the healthy choice is the easy choice, can be complicated. Everyone plays a part. Certainly, kids and families can learn to make healthier choices. Schools, child care providers, churches, and youth organizations can offer healthier meals and snacks, build in physical activity time, and teach healthy choices. And all of us…

Family plays outside in child's pool

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What makes employee wellness programs successful?

Organizing an employee wellness platform can be challenging when it comes to creating a robust and effective program. However, according to the study From Evidence to Practice: Workplace Wellness that Works, there are five best practices to aid in this effort. These 5 best practice for workplace wellness include: Administer a baseline survey to assess…

Employees at College Park Elementary strike a yoga pose in the sun

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The Abecedarian Project: high quality early childhood education and its impact on lifelong health

A great deal of research supports the idea that high quality early childhood education experiences are good for young children’s development. There are myriad benefits for children in high-quality programs, including, age-appropriate engagement for social and emotional health, brain development, and gross and fine motor skill development. Children learn important soft skills in a high-quality…

Young children visit a greenhouse

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