DB&A Recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite

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DeWolff, Boberg & Associates (DB&A) has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more.

“Physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities at DB&A. We are honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite,” said CEO Michael Owens. “We care about our people and are committed to providing the best workplace culture possible. Our ‘Wellness Warriors’ program aligned perfectly with the American Heart Association’s initiatives by encouraging healthy behaviors and producing positive results for our individual employees and the company as a whole.”

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.

The mission of DB&A’s wellness program is to encourage employees to become aware of and “own” their personal health and to establish behaviors that enhance, promote, and support the productive culture of DB&A.

This year, DB&A is challenging employees to exercise at least one mile each day in the “Mile-Per-Day Challenge” and track their progress through the American Heart Association’s online tracking system. To promote nutrition, DB&A has collected and published healthy recipes submitted by employees.

The Fit-Friendly Worksites program is a catalyst for positive change in the American workforce by helping worksites make their employees’ health and well-being a priority. American employers are losing an estimated $225.8 billion a year because of healthcare expenses and health-related losses in productivity, and those numbers are rising. Many American adults spend most of their waking hours at sedentary jobs. Their lack of regular physical activity raises their risk for a host of medical problems, such as obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. Employers face $12.7 billion in annual medical expenses due to obesity alone. The American Heart Association is working to change corporate cultures by motivating employees to start walking, which has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity.

Recognition is a critical component of the Fit-Friendly Worksites program. Employers that join this program qualify for official recognition by the American Heart Association. They are listed on the program’s national website. Qualifying worksites also have the right to use the program’s annual recognition seal for internal communications and with external, recruitment-related communications.

“The Fit-Friendly Worksites Program offers easy-to-implement ways for organizations to help employees eat better and move more, which will help improve their health,” said V.P. of Finance and Administration, Morgan Buffington. “Studies show workplace wellness programs reduce health-care costs, absenteeism and turnover, and improve employee health and well-being. For these reasons, we encourage employees to participate in DB&A’s Wellness Warriors program.”

For more information about the Fit-Friendly Worksites program and how it’s helping to improve the health of Americans by focusing on the workplace, call (214) 441-4200 or visit heart.org/worksitewellness.

About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our mission drives everything we do. To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. 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.

About DeWolff, Boberg & Associates (DB&A)
DB&A, founded in 1987 by Lou DeWolff and Tim Boberg, is a global management consulting firm specializing in helping companies of every description achieve objectives through improved performance and resource utilization. Working with every level of management, DB&A focuses on organizational and cultural issues, with a special emphasis on developing accountability and leadership at the employee and front-line supervisory levels. For 28 years, DB&A has provided consulting services to a variety of clients worldwide.

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