“For people who sit most of the day, their risk of a heart attack is about the same as smoking.” – Martha Grogan, Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic
R&R is excited to be participating in the WELCOA (Wellness Council of America) Top 100 Active Companies Challenge for 2015. Aimed to combat sedentary behavior, the Challenge triggers positive habit changes which make people continuously active throughout their daily life. The more active a person is, the healthier they become. The healthier they become, the happier their life is. And the healthier employees are, the lower the time and cost on health care.
To participate in the Challenge, companies must have 30% of their employees engaged throughout the 12-week program. In its pilot year, there are 38 companies taking part in Wisconsin. R&R is proud to be ranked in 5th place during week 6, with roughly 50% of our employees participating.
Along with the physical activity and educational aspects of the program, R&R employees have created entertaining contests to increase participation and engagement. Some of the latest contest winners included the following profile photos:
WELCOA will be giving statewide and nationwide recognition to companies that are actively fighting sedentary behavior. We are excited to share our final results with you at the end of the Challenge.
Stay tuned! And in the meantime, take time to MOVE throughout your day!