Connect Your Home Puts The Focus On A Healthy Lifestyle In 2012 With Internal Wellness Challenge

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Orange County Home Services Company Incorporates Employee Well-Being Programs To Encourage Healthy Habits In The New Year

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About 65% of employees are participating in the official Wellness Challenge which is centered on improving employees’ healthy eating choices and maintaining an active lifestyle.

Connect Your Home, a national authorized retailer for home services including phone, internet, satellite and cable TV from nationwide providers, recently launched a companywide Wellness Challenge to encourage all employees to start off the new year with healthy habits in mind. In an effort to help employees achieve their weight loss New Year's resolution goals, Connect Your Home established a program that rewards its employees for striving for a healthier lifestyle. The Wellness Challenge is being measured by the percentage that employees were able to lower their BMI by in a three month period. The winner will receive a $1,000 prize, second place winner receives $500, and the third place winner receives a year-long gym membership.

About 65% of employees are participating in the official Wellness Challenge which is centered on improving employees’ healthy eating choices and maintaining an active lifestyle. In order to encourage participation, Connect Your Home provided: a week of healthy breakfasts, fitness informational sessions, better snack options in vending machines, easy dinner recipes, and daily motivational lifestyle tips through the company intranet.

“We decided to do the Wellness Challenge this year with a lot of support from the employees that were already taking steps on their own to make changes in their lifestyle towards a healthier new year,” said Lindsay Ross, director of human resources at Connect Your Home. “The employees have really encouraged each other from walking around the office building on lunch breaks, to eating healthy breakfasts provided by the company in the breakroom.”

The Wellness Challenge began on January 1, 2012 and will run through the end of March. The winners will be announced at the end of March. In addition to the healthy tips and food choices that can be found at the office, Connect Your Home also plans on participating in local community walks to support non-profit organizations as a way to give back and as a fun fitness opportunity. For more information on Connect Your Home’s Wellness Challenge 2012, email social(at)connectyourhome(dot)com.

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