Association recognizes two local companies for promoting health

2014-02-13T12:00:00Z 2014-02-14T18:52:24Z Association recognizes two local companies for promoting healthTimes Staff nwitimes.com
February 13, 2014 12:00 pm  • 

Two local companies are among 47 in Indiana recognized Thursday by the American Heart Association for promoting physical activity and health in the workplace.

The association recognized 1,802 companies nationwide during this application cycle.

Hobart Family YMCA in Hobart and IU Health LaPorte Hospital in LaPorte both received the gold designation.

"Fit-friendly companies reach gold level status by implementing various activities and programs to encourage physical activity, nutrition and culture enhancements such as on-site walking routes, healthy food choices in cafeterias and vending machines, annual employee health risk assessments and online tracking tools," said association spokesperson Ryan Johnson.

Companies can also achieve platinum recognition, which measures the outcomes of their wellness efforts. Companies can save up to $15 for every $1 spent on health and wellness within 12 to 18 months of implementing a worksite wellness program, according to the association.

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