“Health and well-being are top priorities, yet they can be the hardest ones to make time for and manage,” he said. “With the weeknight rush to get home and make dinner, and long hours spent in the office, it’s tough to find time to exercise and even to schedule a doctor’s appointment. Work is a great place to fit healthy habits into our day to day schedules.”
The United Wellness program promotes fun, competitive challenges, encouraging everyone to achieve their fitness goals, all while at work. Employees have the ability to track their results, and compare their progress against others through a user-friendly online platform.
Employees develop a sense of camaraderie by encouraging each other to participate in challenges and attend educational seminars, As an incentive, employees can receive different types of prizes and various gift cards. Moreover, employees will attend an on-site biometric screening; assessments will include blood pressure, cholesterol, bone density, blood sugar, body fat level, and much more.
Right now, everyone is participating in the walking challenge, and is equipped with a pedometer, tracking each individual’s steps taken, walking distance and calories burned. Besides the monthly fitness challenges, Broken Sound’s cafeteria has started including more healthy food options, encouraging employees to stick with the program for the long haul.
“Our goal is to help employees get their mind set on fitness until it becomes part of their lifestyle, creating a healthier, energetic and more productive environment,”