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Health Enhancement Systems launches Great American Fitness Adventure on their new YouTube channel, where employee wellness coordinators can preview this exciting exercise program that takes participants through America’s most fascinating spots.
July 27, 2011 - PRLog -- Health Enhancement Systems (www.HealthEnhancementSystems.com) announces Great American Fitness Adventure on their YouTube channel:  youtube.com/HealthEnhancementSys. Employee wellness coordinators can now preview this simple, 100-day physical activity program that takes participants through America’s most fascinating outdoor destinations.

It’s no secret that exercise is essential to health. According to the Centers for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/pdf/lifestyles.pdf), it’s one of the most critical factors in aging well. Physical activity helps prevent numerous chronic conditions including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, depression, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. For this reason, the CDC and American College of Sports Medicine recommend that every American strive for 30 or more minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity at least 5 days a week.

Unfortunately, very few Americans get this amount of exercise. The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports states about 70% of US adults are sedentary (www.presidentschallenge.org/informed/digest/docs/200203digest.pdf) — with costly physical as well as financial consequences. Prolonged bouts of sitting are linked to obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease risk, and other problems — independent of time spent on exercise. Plus, based on some estimates, the cost of inactivity contributes roughly 15% to the US healthcare budget. For employers who face rising costs in the ongoing battle to provide affordable health insurance, this matters. The Partnership for Prevention confirms that investing in preventive care at the workplace (www.prevent.org/downloadStart.aspx?id=43) is an essential component of “a long-term strategy to reverse the burden of illness and disease.”

Health Enhancement Systems provides wellness coordinators with many evidence-based campaigns that promote employee well-being and help reduce healthcare costs, including Great American Fitness Adventure (http://www.greatamericanfitnessadventure.com). In this exciting 100-day exercise program, participants virtually visit 100 national parks, forests, monuments, and natural wonders as they log physical activity minutes, earning park stickers along the way. Whether they go it alone or join a team, Great American Fitness Adventure helps inspire employees to build fitness habits that last.

“We wanted to create a fun way for people of any fitness level to stay engaged in daily exercise,” notes Dean Witherspoon, CEO and founder of Health Enhancement Systems. “Whether organizations prefer the flexibility of an online program or a paper-based kit, we give them everything needed for seamless implementation and maximum success — at a very affordable price.”

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Health Enhancement Systems creates employee wellness programs for organizations in North America and throughout the world. More than 20 effective, engaging Health Enhancement Systems wellness campaigns have been adopted by over a thousand organizations — serving hundreds of thousands of participants successfully.

See the 2-minute video preview of Great American Fitness Adventure at

For more information about Health Enhancement Systems, visit http://www.HealthEnhancementSystems.com or call 800.326.2317.
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