2017 has been a great year for our Wellness Committee. Not only have we managed to grow in size as more employees have been interested in partaking in our initiatives, but we also have been able to engage in more health conscious and giving opportunities. Before getting too far into the new year, I wanted to reflect upon the past year of wellness here at Tocci.
Nutrition is a key element of a healthy life. We have made various efforts companywide to implement a healthy diet and try out new fun, yet nutritious options!
Members of the Wellness Committee have volunteered to provide homemade, healthy snacks for the rest of the office. Examples include:
Morning protein shakes + smoothies
We have also implemented a new healthy snack/meal vending machine that offers plenty of healthy breakfast, snack, and lunch options.
Our Berkbox in Action!
Our committee has additionally set up a Weekly Wellness Wednesday email that coordinates with our themed desk drops that coincide with Health Awareness months.
National Blood Donor Month Desk Drop
Tocci has been trying to stay as active as possible. The Wellness Committee offers the following onsite fitness classes and activities:
Weekly Low-Intensity resistance band training classes by BAM
Weekly Yoga Classes
Pound Fitness Class
Additionally we offer weekly hi-intensity cardio fitness classes by UFIT and a periodic bike club (weather permitting!).
We love to learn more about how to stay healthy mentally and physically, so we welcome guest speakers to teach us about their areas of expertise:
Sitting-itis + Text Neck + Neck and Back Pain Presentation by Dr. Scott Fuller
Diabetes Lunch + Learn with the American Diabetes Association
We view giving as a crucial part of wellness, and we have done our best to engage in giving opportunities throughout the entire year! Some of our giving opportunities from last year include:
Cradles to Crayons
Habitat for Humanity Orgill
Book Drive: More than Words
Anton’s Coat Drive
Thanksgiving Potluck Fundraiser
Toys for Tots
Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t only about eating right and staying fit- being happy and enjoying yourself is also a key element! We try to provide our employees with plenty of opportunities for fun:
Red Sox Game
Quarterly Social Hour Hosted by Departments
Pasta Night Cooking Lessons
“Soup”er Bowl Challenge
End of Summer BBQ
Annual Tree Trimming Party
We are proud and excited to see that Tocci’s wellness efforts have been recognized throughout the year!
Tocci was awarded the prestigious Health Champion Designation by the American Diabetes Association.
Tocci was also awarded the bronze Status Award from Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts.
This has been a very active year for the Wellness Committee, and we can’t wait to see what 2018 will bring!