H2O – Healthy Habits Oppportunities

Q: What is H2O is all about?

This is a fun way for health-minded people to share their healthy habits, facilitate short outbursts of random healthy activities, and encourage a fun and positive culture. The “Chosen Ones” will facilitate creative and healthy activities (about 5 to 10 minutes) with anyone they can get to participate.

The Chosen Ones are empowered to:

♦ Facilitate activities;

♦ Empower others to facilitate activities;

♦ Designate them as a “Chosen One;”

♦ Hold other Chosen Ones accountable for doing what they planned;

♦ Have a goal of facilitating one activity per week in their work area;

♦ The Chosen One reminds the group if you are doing an activity of the H2O rule number one: participation in this activity requires you to be in a “Judgment-Free Zone,” which means we will not judge anyone for how they participate in the activity, just praise them for participating; and

♦ Report back to the Leader of the Chosen Ones what you did as a H2O facilitator so other facilitators can utilize your creative ideas and activities in their work areas.

Q: What H2O is not?

This is not another committee. There are no meetings to discuss what you plan to do.

Q: What are H2O rules?

1. Participation in H2O activities requires participant to be in the “Judgment-Free Zone,” which means we will not judge anyone for how they participate in the activity, just praise them for participating.

2. Participation is optional.

3. Hold other Chosen Ones accountable for doing what they planned.

4. Consider safety of participants when creating and facilitating H2O activities.

5. Rules are subject to change.

Brainstorming Ideas:

♦ Drink more water. Put a bottle of water on your co-workers desks with a personalized not reminding them to drink more water. “Janie, happy hydration Thursday, drink more H2O.”

♦ Flash Mob Friday. Flash mob at 3:52 p.m. on a Friday afternoon to teach the group some dance moves. (Line dance or Thriller.)

♦ Post office game, where you whisper to your co-worker a “healthy habit” and tell them to pass it along. “Sing out loud by yourself in the car to your favorite motivational song.”

♦ Standing Meetings. Encourage standing meetings, literally. If you need to meet with someone about something that will not take a lot of time, encourage them to stand instead of sitting with you to discuss the topic. Doctors are saying “Sitting is the new smoking,” so we want to encourage standing whenever possible.

♦ Eating Healthy. For your next potluck, encourage everyone to bring in healthy food choices.