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Physical Activity

Sustain a culture that values, enables, and supports physical activity. Provide access to opportunities for physical activity.

An organization must demonstrate that its company culture promotes and encourages physical activity. The application provides many suggested ways to meet this requirement, not all required. However, you’ll be required to check off a sufficient number of boxes to demonstrate you are offering programming to help employees be physically active. When evaluating your application, the Accreditation Review Board (ARB) will take into consideration your organizations size, number of locations and industry.

Physical Activity Best Practices

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 over a six month period employees walked over 250,000 miles. With employees being more familiar and comfortable with the FitBit, our 2015 Billion Step Challenge continued to use...

Research & Evidence

Pankaj Parag Sharma, Mark Benden, Ranjana K. Mehta, Adam Pickens & Gang Han
IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors
Moore, PhD, Steven C. MPH; I-Min Lee, MBBS, ScD; Elisabete Weiderpass, PhD; et al
Journal of the American Medical Association