Waverly Health Center has been designated as one of the Top 25 most active companies in the Large Business category of the national On the Move Company Challenge. The On the Move challenge, developed by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA), partners with organizations around the country to take a stand for more movement and improved cultures of wellbeing for employees. The challenge has been shown to cut sedentary behavior in half and create a groundswell of support for more physical activity during the workday.
The challenge engaged employees with educational resources, video coaching, social support and, of course, movement. Employees tracked their activity types, duration and intensity to work toward 100 “Move points” each day. Taking in metrics like intensity and activity type, the On the Move algorithm allowed participating organizations to encourage employees to truly move when they wanted, how they wanted, and how much they wanted to reap all of the rewards of an active lifestyle. Over 80% of employees who complete the challenge each year say they will continue to be active in the long term.
Starting an employee wellness program can be challenging and overwhelming at times. To learn more about how you can manage this process and improve the health and wellbeing of your employees, contact the community health specialist at Waverly Health Center for more information at (319) 483-1361.