What is Wellness?
The first and most important thing is to remember what wellness means. While there are plenty of textbook answers that can define this, to me, wellness is simple; it's all about being healthy and keeping the workplace and workforce healthy. And there are so many simple and cost-effective things you can do. In fact, some are so easy that you could even start tomorrow!
For instance, there are some plants that can rid toxins from the air, and some can even help to stimulate your brain too! In addition, some of these plants are actually extremely easy to maintain--some don't even require sunlight! (Google - snake plant, spider plant, peace lily, English Ivy, Lemon Balm, etc.) And, while the debate is ongoing regarding stand-up desks, encouraging employees to take just 5 minutes every hour to walk around the office can help improve endothelial function. Furthermore - employees who take a 15 minute break at work can actually improve cognition and decrease potential burn out.
Wellness ISN'T rocket science and it CAN be simple. You just have to know what works with the culture at your organization. So, encourage your employees to take a break, go for a walk, breathe in some fresh air from the office plants you bring in, or go running after work. Whatever you choose, just know that it doesn't have to be confusing or costly.