Improving Productivity One Step at a Time

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Workers who are in better health miss fewer days at work. America has serious obesity and diabetes problems, but the good news is that physicians and nutritionists agree that regular exercise, specifically walking, can help reverse the trend. One solution fits in your pocket and fits your busy schedule. For details Fitbug, check out myfitbug.com.

According to the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, health and productivity initiatives become investments to be leveraged so that employees are empowered to deliver optimal performance. In simple terms, when employees are fit, they show up for work and can put in a full day.

Despite America’s serious obesity and diabetes problems, the good news is that physicians and nutritionists agree that regular exercise, specifically walking, can help reverse the trend. Simply walking a little more at home, work and leisure directly affects weight loss and improves overall fitness.

This year, thousands of Americans will take the first step toward good health with a nifty little computerized fitness coach called Fitbug™. Fitbug, http://www.myfitbug.com, accurately tracks the steps you take and calculates calories burned, distance covered and even can tell how much of your activity is aerobic. As soon as you clip the little “bug” on your belt or slip it in a pocket, you can see the results adding up. The bug also lets you save the information online to track your progress. Fitbug is a fitness tool that gets used week after week, as opposed to expensive health club memberships or other programs. If each Fitbug member has two or three fewer absences a year, the program can more than pay for itself.

Fitbug membership includes personalized online advice and support from trained fitness and nutrition gurus who help you set goals that fit into your busy schedule. Suggestions include target numbers to work toward, menu ideas and relaxation techniques. Users set the pace, and Fitbug helps them get a little bit more fit every step of the way.

One of the motivations to keep moving is an online community feature that lets users join walking leagues set up as part of company websites. Co-workers around the world can see how far other members are walking each week. Instead of competition, it’s a friendly environment that encourages and supports everyone in the league.

For more information, take a free tour at http://www.MyFitbug.com. For information on setting up a corporate walking league, contact fitbug @ peppergroup.com.

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