Encourage physical activity and active lifestyles through diverse monetary and non-monetary incentive offerings.
Promote Physical Activity (1 point)
Projects provide at least two of the following physical activity incentives for all eligible employees:
Financial rewards including direct payments or subsidies, gift cards or prizes.
Tax-exempt payroll deductions related to active transportation, mass transportation or other types of physical activity opportunities (e.g., gym membership).
Bike share memberships, gym memberships, fitness classes or other types of opportunities (e.g., races, sports teams or training) that are offered at no cost or subsidized by at least 50%.
Healthcare bonuses (e.g., additional coverage for health programs or lower co-pays and/or premiums).
Paid time off (at least one eight-hour day per quarter).
Flexible scheduling to accommodate physical activity that is not deducted from paid time off.
Other non-monetary awards or programs (e.g., employee recognition, wellness challenges or similar activities).
Early childhood education, primary and secondary schools develop and implement the following programs:
A program that aims to reduce daily time spent in at least one of the following sedentary behaviors:
- TV viewing.
- Recreational computer or smartphone use.
- Video gaming.
- Other recreational, screen-based sedentary behaviors.
A program that aims to promote daily physical activity through at least one of the following:
- Teaching strategies that incorporate movement and activity into the lesson.
- Physical education.
- Recess or similar physical activity breaks.
- Combined school-based physical education and community-based interventions such as those that engage families or foster community partnerships.
ADDITIONAL POINT OPPORTUNITY
To earn an additional point for Commercial Core, projects should provide incentives to tenants.
Promote Participation Awareness (1 point)
The following requirement is met:
Projects maintain awareness of engagement in physical activity promotion programs and report anonymized monthly averages submitted annually through WELL Online.
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