"Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” – Carol Welch
Healthcare was center stage during 2020, but promoting good health, celebrating healthcare professionals, and raising awareness has a life-long benefit for individuals. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, about 48% of US adults have skipped or postponed medical care during the pandemic. Did you know April is Stress Awareness Month or Move More Month? It makes sense that a push to get us moving is also the same month as a focus on stress- doesn't a walk usually clear your head and make you feel more productive? Think about it, how many times you get up out of your chair & walk each day?
Technology has created quick access to information and eased communication, but it often keeps us in a chair- hunched over, squinting at a screen. If you want to track your progress fitness band or tracker could be a smart choice for yourself or an employee wellness campaign. An employee wellness campaign helps contributes to a team that is mentally and physically fit, which lowers your healthcare costs as an employer. Allocating time, access to fitness equipment or programs, and focusing employees on these shared goals can also be part of your employee recruitment and retention programs.