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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

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.

"Happiness is when you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." - Mahtma Gandhi

Research & Evidence

Berko, Jeff MPH; Goetzel, Ron Z. PhD; Roemer, Enid Chung PhD; Kent, Karen MPH; Marchibroda, Janet MBA
Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Bergouignan, Audrey , Kristina T. Legget, Nathan De Jong, Elizabeth Kealey, Janet Nikolovski, Jack L. Groppel, Chris Jordan, Raphaela O’Day, James O. Hill and Daniel H. Bessesen
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity