May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and at Infomedia, we're taking this opportunity to prioritize our well-being.
This year, our team is working on forming healthy habits through a fun and engaging competition that anyone can join.
As the weather warms up, our goal isn’t to get “beach-ready” bodies or lose weight quickly. Instead, we want to grow the strength, energy and resilience to enjoy the upcoming summer season to the fullest. Whether it’s hiking, swimming or simply spending time with loved ones, we want to feel our best during the busiest time of the year.
At Infomedia, we recognize that everyone has their own unique approach to health and fitness. Some of us follow plant-based diets, others prefer low-carb and most just eat what makes them feel good! We have a few gym enthusiasts, and some team members prefer to get their exercise through fun activities — yoga, kayaking and even roller derby. But despite our different lifestyles, we all share a common goal of living our healthiest lives.
That’s why we created Health Bingo, a fun and easy game that encourages healthy habits and positive lifestyle changes. The game focuses on small, achievable goals that anyone can participate in regardless of their fitness level. Our team has loved playing Health Bingo in the past, so we’re bringing it back this year and inviting everyone to join us.
Here’s How It Works
Simply download your Bingo card from our website and start checking off squares. Each week, try to complete one row in any direction to get a Bingo. For a greater challenge, aim to complete the entire card. Throughout the month of May, we’ll be competing for the grand cash prize, and we invite you to follow us on social media to see how we’re doing.
Health Bingo includes a variety of simple healthy habits, including taking a walk, drinking enough water and getting enough sleep. We also encourage participants to try new recipes, learn about health and fitness and take breaks to de-stress. The game is designed to be fun and flexible, so you can tailor it to your own lifestyle and preferences.
Promote Mental and Physical Well-Being
We know that mental and physical health are closely linked and that prioritizing our well-being is key to living a fulfilling and happy life. That’s why we’re excited to kick off this healthy competition and invite you to join us.
Here are a few of our favorite tips for taking care of our mental health at work:
- Go for a short walk to soak up some sun and recharge.
- Focus on work-life balance to prevent burnout.
- Stay organized with a tidy workspace and helpful to-do lists.
- Use mindfulness techniques like meditation and deep breathing.
- Ask for help when you need it!
How We’re Getting Healthier
Walk: Go for a walk that lasts at least 15 minutes.
10K Steps: Get 10,000 steps one day this week. You can track steps using your FitBit, phone or any other fitness tracker. Or you can take an hour-long walk instead.
Work Out: Do a workout video, ride your bike, go for a run, take a hike — whatever gets you moving! Just make sure your activity lasts at least 20 minutes.
Prep Snacks: Bring healthy snacks and keep them at your desk this week. You might try keeping a fruit bowl on your desk, bringing in cut-up veggies or packing protein bars.
Learn: Whether it’s a blog, book, video or documentary, learn about health or fitness and share what you learned with a coworker.
De-stress: Take at least five minutes to de-stress — you can stretch, meditate or relax in whatever way you’d like.
Meal Prep: Prep your meals for the week so it’s easier to make healthy choices. (Just prep what makes sense for you — no need to prep every single meal.)
Try Something New: Trying new things helps us add variety to our diets and be healthier. Try a new recipe this week! Ordering something new and healthy also works.
No Soda: Go at least one day without having a soda.
H2O: Drink 10 cups of water in one day. (One cup = eight ounces.)
Take Ten: Get up from your desk and walk around at least five times during your workday.
Plank or Pushups: Plank for at least 30 seconds or do at least 20 pushups. Modified planks and pushups also count!
Skip Sweets: Go the whole day without dessert, or cut out sugar for the day.
Pick Plants: Choose at least three servings of fruits or veggies today.
Sleep: Get eight hours of sleep to be fully rested. Can’t get eight hours in one go? Try to supplement with naps.
Find a Friend: Team up with a friend to hit the gym, attend an exercise class, meal prep or do some other health-promoting activity.
No Desk Lunch: Get away from the office for your lunch break. This can include going to your company’s lounge, having a picnic outside or heading out to lunch with friends.
Skip Alcohol: Skip the glass of wine for the day. Maybe replace it with a mocktail or even a cup of relaxing tea.
Stretches: Spending time hunched over a desk isn’t ideal for your posture or flexibility. Counteract this by stretching for at least 5 minutes.
Desk Exercises: Sitting down all day can take a toll on your health. Get moving by doing tricep dips on your desk or trying seated hamstring stretches or chair squats.
Download your Bingo card today and let’s get healthy together!