Caught in the Act rewards random acts of wellness among faculty and staff
Byline: Katlynn Beck
Random acts of wellness are always their own reward—embodying healthy behavior can help you live a happier, comfortable, more fulfilling life, after all. Until February 29, random acts of wellness can also result in an additional reward: recognition, and the chance to have your name entered into a prize drawing.
Caught in the Act is a program that offers a little extra reward for those faculty and staff who demonstrate random acts of wellness, or healthy behaviors, at work. A random act of wellness is an action that exemplifies the importance of embracing a culture of health. Things like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, hosting a healthy potluck, or encouraging a coworker to walk with you all qualify as random acts of wellness. Get more ideas on how to foster a culture of health at work from the Culture of Health webpage.
To be “Caught in the Act,” you have to be just that—caught. That’s why Wellness Ambassadors will submit their colleagues’ names every time they “catch” a random act of wellness. Wellness Ambassadors can be found across each university campus, and are responsible for promoting a culture of health where they work. Not sure who your Wellness Ambassadors are? You can find an ambassador near you to help increase your chances of being entered into the prize drawing.
If you think you might be interested in becoming a Wellness Ambassador, there are many resources that will help you educate yourself on the responsibilities of an ambassador and decide if fostering a culture of health at work is right for you.
For more information, visit the Caught in the Act webpage.
About the author: Katlynn Beck is a communications associate for the University of Missouri’s Total Rewards department. She previously worked as a communications and marketing professional in the dental health industry.
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