Apex Capital Corp Recognized as a Platinum Level American Heart Association Start! Fit-Friendly Company

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Apex Capital Corp has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association’s Start! initiative for helping employees eat better and move more.

“Physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities at Apex Capital Corp. We are honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association’s Start! movement as a Platinum-Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company,” said Sarah Benedum. “We’re committed to providing the best workplace environment possible. This will benefit our employees’ health and produce even more positive results for our company overall.”

Platinum-level employers:

  •     Offer employees physical activity options in the workplace
  •     Increase healthy eating options at the worksite
  •     Promote a wellness culture in the workplace
  •     Implement at least nine criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture
  •     Demonstrate measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness

Apex employees participate in an amount of programs set up by their Wellness committee. These programs are what boosted them to the platinum level and include activities such as step challenges, weight loss and maintaining challenges, weekly yoga sessions, participating in local 5k’s (Race for the Cure and Trinity 5k), replacing a soda machine with a new refrigerator that contains V8 juice and filtered water, biometric screenings, seasonal flu shots, B12 shots, an office wide fruit of the week and the Fit 45. Because of this healthy switch, behavior changes at Apex include 80.5% increase in employee participation in the wellness program from 2009 to 2010 and a 47.1% increase in the purchasing of healthy foods and beverage options for employees from 2009 to 2010. Together, Apex has lost almost 1,000 pounds company wide.

About Apex Capital
Apex Capital (http://www.ApexCapitalCorp.com), based in Fort Worth, TX, is the leading full service factor specialized in the trucking industry. The 12-year-old factoring firm delivers competitive advantage to clients throughout the United States providing the highest level of service to clients through personal attention and superior technology. In 2006 Apex was voted by its own employees as one (#11) of the Top 60 Companies to Work for in Texas.

About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or join us, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or any of our offices around the country, or visit heart.org.

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