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BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina
The Billion-Step Challenge
At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina CEO supported wellness challenges are hosted each year that engage over 50 percent of the population. For the past two years we have noticed the need for Increased physical activity In the workplace and have focused our programs around this. In 2014, the Ready Step Go! Program gave over 3,000 employees Fitbits, where...Read More
Discover Europe: Walking for Health and Wellness
The health and wellness initiative at AlphaMed Press focuses on fostering increased physical activity and sharing information on healthier diet options in a supportive and interactive team environment. Keeping in mind that physical activity, like walking, can improve health and fitness by helping lose body fat and helping to prevent heart...Read More
The health and wellness initiative at AlphaMed Press focuses on fostering increased physical activity in a supportive and interactive team environment.
Physical activity, such as walking, bicycling, and swimming, can improve health and fitness by helping lose body fat and helping to prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and certain cancers. AlphaMed Press conducted its third wellness program, '...Read More
Amgen’s wellness team provides ongoing Functional Movement Screenings (FMS) as a preventative measure for musculoskeletal issues. The FMS is a series of 7 movements and 3 pain clearing tests designed to create awareness of movement restrictions and objectively quantify the individual’s movement quality. The screen looks at the integration of 3 movement factors;...Read More
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson aspires to have the healthiest workforce by helping our employees live well across their whole lives, providing flexibility and a breadth of whole-life health benefits including energy management tools and wellness resources. Our role as an employer is to provide an environment that fosters healthy choices so employees can achieve their personal best in body, mind and spirit, igniting full...Read More
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Route 66
The health and wellness initiative at AlphaMed Press focuses on fostering increased physical activity and sharing information on healthier diet options in a supportive and interactive team environment. Physical activity, like walking, can improve health and fitness by helping lose body fat and helping to prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis...Read More
Activity and Exercise at Work
RWJBarnabas Health encourages exercise by rewarding employees for participating in activities and/or joining a Fitness center. To help reinforce this message, we have 5 affiliated Fitness and Wellness Centers and 3 onsite fitness centers in our system. Discounted rates are also offered for these and other commercial centers throughout New Jersey. We have a...Read More
University of North Dakota
Zen in 10
The University of North Dakota (UND) was the first university to become accredited by the CEO Cancer Gold Standard. The vision is to have healthy, thriving employees and be an innovative national leader in worksite wellness. Obesity and sedentary behavior is on the rise, and staff and faculty reported time management and forgetting about worksite wellness as leading barriers...Read More
Northern Westchester Hospital
Wellness Walking Path
Staff are encouraged to take a break and walk our outdoor, quarter mile Wellness Walking Path. This short loop is close enough that staff can step away from work when they need to re-charge, yet it is short and on campus so that they can easily return to their Department if the need arises. Inspirational quotes are posted along the way to encourage and enlighten.... Read More
LiDestri Foods, inc.
Tips for Sitting Less
Take a Walk break every time you get up to get coffee or water.
Take your business calls standing up!
Walk to a co-workers desk instead of emailin or calling them.
Take the stairs whenever you can.
Park farther away from your destination
Set an alarm on...Read More
Walk to Wellness
Each spring, Amgen organizes a global walking competition called Walk to Wellness in which complimentary pedometers are provided to all participants. To keep staff motivated throughout the eight weeks, each participating site is encouraged to create a walking map for their site and to hold weekly group walks. For example, at Amgen headquarters in Thousand Oaks, California,...Read More
Physical Activity Opportunities at Work
RTI International has created a work environment that demonstrates to staff the value of physical activity, not only at work, but in everyday life. The main campus in Research Triangle Park (RTP) is home to a softball field, basketball court, disk-golf course, an onsite fitness center, as well as a 1 .67 mile trail around the perimeter of campus. The...Read More