Incentives to Promote Wellness

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Why does motivation matter?
Motivation is necessary to remain focused on the goal. Incentives are tied to motivation by giving the individual a goal or a reward to work toward.

Motivation: the act or process of giving someone a reason for doing something. (Miriam-Webster dictionary)

Why are incentives important?
Employees need goals to work toward; incentives are monetary or non-monetary rewards used to motivate the individual(s). Incentives are tied to motivation by providing a goal to work toward.

Incentive: something that encourages a person to do something or to work harder. (Miriam-Webster dictionary)

Types of Incentives:
Rewards can be awarded either to all employees or employees who participate can be placed in a drawing for a chance to win. Drawings can be monthly, quarterly or annually.


  • Health-related promotional items
  • Company SWAG (Stuff We All Get)
  • Gift cards
  • Cash
  • Tickets


  • Certificates
  • Badges
  • Trophies
  • Preferred parking
  • Additional vacation time
  • Recognition in meetings
  • Dress down day
  • Front of the line for holiday meal or potluck
  • Extra lunch time


Reimbursements for the following:

  • Gym membership
  • Weight management program
  • Entry fees for walks, runs, cycling events

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