Imprinted Pedometers: The Perfect Holiday Gift

Imprinted Pedometers for Holiday Gifts Go a Long Way in Spreading a Healthy Message All Year Longimprinted pedometers make great employee Holiday gifts

Austin, Texas: When looking for the right Holiday gifts for your employees, think wellness and fitness.

I have a friend who works in a factory that had a wellness initiative and they received metal buckets of flaored popcorn and chocolate pretzels last Christmas. Talk about a mind shift.

If you are promoting healthy habits and wellness all year long – it is only logical to keep that message going for the Holidays.

As you know, Holiday time is the worsttiem for your employees’ diets-Thanksgiving, Christmas parties, Christmas dinners that last forever, New Year’s events, etc.

Try handing out imprinted pedometers for the Holidays to help promote fitness during the Holiday season- and after.

Challenge your employees to set personal weight loss golas and then help them achieve them.

Don’t just use imprinted pedometers as an incentive gift.

Use  pedometers to promote your message —  and give them out freely.

Hold contests.

Inspire motivation. But give your employees the tools to succeed in geting more fit and losing weight.

Here’s to a happier and healthier work place!

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Robert Piller is President of WellnessIncentivesPlus.com, a leading provider of custom-printed promotional items geared exclusively for wellness programs and wellness incentives. These branded gifts are ideal for wellness incentive rewards, wellness kickoff or announcement gifts or as wellness reminders.

Visit WellnessIncentivesPlus.com to view thousands of wellness rewards and reminders in all price points-including over 800 different promotional pedometer styles in all price ranges. Follow @wellnessincent

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What Are You Going to Do With Your Imprinted Pedometers Once You Have Ordered Them?

A Wellness Program is More Than Just Imprinted Pedometers

imprinted pedometrs for wellness programsAustin, Texas: So you ordered  a case of imprinted pedometers for your wellness program.  Now what?

I love imprinted pedometers for wellness programs.    I sell dozens of orders for promotional pedometers each day.

And my first question is always, “What are you going to do with them?”

Unfortunately, many have no good answer.

Just handing out promotional pedometers is not a wellness program.

If the pedometers are not being used, what is the point?

Your imprinted pedometers need to be part of an overall fitness program.

Are you incorporating them into a full wellness program?

Are you having a walking contest–daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly?

If so, be sure to have a lot of winners, so that the same few people do not win it each time.  Some ideas are most steps, biggest improvement, fewest steps (this person will never win this more than once), etc.

Are you having meetings about why you want them to become more active?

Are these explanations focused on their well-being – or just from your cost of premiums side.  That is no way to motivate.

Are you motivating your employees to be more fit by allowing them to take walking breaks throughout the day?

Are you putting posters up around your office to inspire fitness?

Are you and your other executives walking with your employees?

Are you discussing the program in a motivational way so that is on the tip of everyone’s tongue?

Is your wellness program fun?

If you make fitness fun and exciting, and keep your employees motivated, your employees will get more physically fit.

But if the imprinted pedometers get handed out and then there is no follow up, it is a complete waste of money.

Let’s inspire your employees to walk more.

What can you do each day to keep your wellness program fun, alive and motivational?

Here’s a to healthier workforce!

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Robert Piller is President of WellnessIncentivesPlus.com, a leading provider of custom-printed promotional items geared exclusively for wellness programs and wellness incentives. These branded gifts are ideal for wellness incentive rewards, wellness kickoff or announcement gifts or as wellness reminders.

Visit WellnessIncentivesPlus.com to view thousands of wellness rewards and reminders in all price points-including over 800 different promotional pedometer styles in all price ranges. Follow @wellnessincent

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New Imprinted Shoe Pedometers

new shoe pedometer for Wellness ProgramsWellness Incentives Plus has just introduced their newest pedometer– that fit right on your shoelaces.

These mini pedometers come in many colors and twoo price points for any budget–one that is a single function and one that is multi-function.

These shoe pedometers are ideal for any wellness program or corporate fitness program.

Each pedometer comes in six fashion colors and features a splash proof design.

They also have Auto shut-off to save battery energy.

Button cell battery inserted.

Measures 2.” L x .75″ W x 1.5″ H

Available wholesale for wellness programs, fitness programs, yoga and weight loss incentives, etc.

Available from Wellness Incentives Plus at 512.507.4709 or email your request to robert (at) wellnessincentivesplus.com

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Are You Making These Biggest Mistakes in Your Company Wellness Program

Ideas to Prevent the Biggest Wellness Program Mistakes

reason for so much failure in wellness programsAustin, Texas:  If wellness programs are so important for employers to help reduce insurance costs, and so much money is being spent on these programs, why do so many wellness programs fail?

I was a on a blog the other day which was discussing how so many wellness programs fail over a short period of time, and I shared my experience on the major reason for most failure: Poor Communication and Follow up.

I’ve been in the incentive business since 1985…and have always noticed that the keys to any program are the kickoff and the communication–whether it is a sales incentive program, employee incentive or wellness incentive.

You can have the greatest program in the world, but if it is not properly announced, explained, and consistently brought to the attention of the employees, the program will die quickly — or only the most fit employees will participate, because they would have done those goals any way.

Most wellness coordinators tend to spend 95%+ of their time on the logistics of a program — while tending to ignore implementation and communication.

The proper and standard rule of thumb for effective incentive programs is about 80% on rewards and the balance on communication (engagement) and technology.

People are creatures of habit and the goal of a wellness program should be to change behaviors–over time. It takes constant reinforcement, cheer leading, hand holding, encouragement, “atta-boys” and peer recognition before significant nutritional, health and fitness goals can become second nature.

There are no quick fixes.

That being said, communication and engagement are usually the lacking ingredients — either for poor planning, budgetary reasons, loss of interest by the person heading up the program, apathy by the C-Level executives, other time constraints or lack of personnel.

We try to encourage wellness coordinators to have a big wellness program launch to get employees fired up.

Hold raffles and giving out lots of prizes for signing up–imprinted T-Shirts, promotional pedometers, wellness info guides and booklets and sports bottles.

In addition, we also encourage the use of logo promotional merchandise branded with the program’s logo on weekly contests — such as reaching a miles-walked goal, trying a new fitness goal, getting a friend or family member to walk with them one day, etc.

Keeping the program fun and reminding employees that the program is still alive & kicking helps to maintain interest.

As these weekly, monthly or bi-weekly contests are held, peer recognition and program reinforcement takes over–which are the greatest motivator.

That is where we can really help — as those companies that budget 8%-10% of their programs budgets for the kickoff and monthly reminders will be much more successful in keeping the program “top of mind”.

Our company, Wellness IncentivesPlus.com, for example, has thousands of wellness-oriented promotional items that can be imprinted with a wellness program’s logo.

Keep inspiring and motivating your employees to push themselves just a little bit further each week – and you will avoid the program failure that too many other wellness programs endure.

Keep reminding your employees of their wellness goals.

Help them keep their eyes on the prize– a healthier lifestyle.

Here’s to a healthier workforce.

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Robert Piller is President of WellnessIncentivesPlus.com, a leading provider of custom-printed promotional items geared exclusively for wellness programs and wellness incentives.

These branded gifts are ideal for wellness incentive rewards, wellness kickoff or announcement gifts or as wellness reminders. Visit WellnessIncentivesPlus.com to view thousands of wellness rewards and reminders in all price points-including over 800 different promotional pedometer styles in all price ranges.

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Buy Bulk Pedometers for Your Wellness Program

Save Money by Buying Imprinted Promotional Pedometers in Bulk

imprinted pedometers can be bought in bulk

Custom Printed Pedometers available from Wellness Incentives Plus

Austin, Texas: Wellness Incentives Plus has just introduced their newest promotional pedometer, which you can buy in bulk for maximum savings.

This multi-function promotional pedometer features a multi-function easy to read display that counts steps, miles, kilometers and  even calories.

It comes with your logo or message imprinted on them  and also has a convenient molded clip on back belt attachment.

Each promotional pedometer measures 1 7/8″ W x 1 1/2″ H and is available online from WellnessIncentivesPlus.com or you can reach them at 512.507.4709

Buy these pedometers in bulk to give to your entire staff and help get them on their way to increased fitness and well-being.

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New Study: Using a Pedometer Increases Fitness for Senior Citizens

the use of pedometer increases the amount of walking for senior citizens

Using a pedometer increases walking by seniors by an average of 50 minutes per week, according to a new study.

Austin, Texas:  According to a new report, using a pedometer might motivate sedentary older adults to fit more walking into their daily routines.

Researchers found that giving older adults a pedometer along with exercise advice seemed to work better than advice alone — at least as far as encouraging “leisure” walking.  That refers to things like walking to the store instead of driving.

After a year, participants in the pedometer group had increased their strictly leisure-time walking by 50 minutes a week, on average.

“Leisure walking is seen as a manageable form of physical activity for older adults, and hence should be more actively encouraged,” said Gregory S. Kolt, a professor at the University of Western Sydney in Australia, who led the study.

Any organization that caters to senior citizens should be giving a free pedometer to its members– whether it be a retirement community, fitness center, local coffee shop, wellness center or so on.

Imprinted pedometers wholesale for $2-$3 each for a good quality pedometer, as you can see at this link of imprinted pedometers from WellnessIncentivesPlus.com.

Not only will a branded pedometer keep your name in front of your senior customers for years, but it will help them improve their level of fitness by encouraging them to walk more often.

Pedometers are an easy way to track and measure steps, so it can encourage senior citizens to reach certain “step goals” each day.

If you are a retailer, offer an imprinted pedometer free with a  minimum purchase or as part of a loyalty reward (such as free after 4 purchases of coffee, etc).

Hand out free pedometers at health fairs, investment and insurance seminars and community wellness events.

Keep seniors more active by getting them moving more frequently.

Here’s to Healthier Seniors!

———————————————— Robert Piller is President of WellnessIncentivesPlus.com, a leading provider of custom-printed promotional items geared exclusively for wellness programs and wellness incentives. These branded gifts are ideal for wellness incentive rewards, wellness kickoff or announcement gifts or as wellness reminders. Visit WellnessIncentivesPlus.com to view thousands of wellness rewards and reminders in all price points.

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