Challenging our employees to eat healthy and exercise regularly is important to us. Since we consider all of the Reliable employees to be family, we want them to live long, healthy lives. Our newest challenge that we’re issuing to our employees is the “Cups and Steps” challenge. This is going to be one of our simplest health challenges yet, but it will also likely be one of the most rewarding because it’s so easy to implement into daily life. We presented this challenge at our Awards Ceremony in April and are ready to get it started for the summer. Wondering how the challenge works?
This eight-week challenge will begin June 1st, however, late participation is welcome. Each employee who chooses to participate will receive a pedometer as well as a tracking form to record daily exercise and food consumption. Everyone who participates (and sticks with it) will be entered to win a prize at the end of the contest. Employees should contact Human Resources to sign up. There are four rules for the contest:
- Strive for Five – It’s recommended that you consume about 5 cups of fruits and veggies every day. Participants will use the tracking form to write down how many they eat each day. Not only do fruits and veggies help curb your appetite for unhealthy foods, but they also contain many vitamins and nutrients necessary for normal functioning.
- Get moving – Every contestant gets a pedometer to keep track of how many steps they take per day. The more they move and exercise, the more calories they burn. This will show at the end of the contest if contestants keep track of their waistlines.
- Divide the Plate – For one meal per day (at least) the plate should be divided in half. One half should be fruits and veggies, while the other half can contain things to help balance, such as meat or rice. In general, participants should keep an eye on their portions anyway. It’s easy to overdo portion size.
- Track blood pressure – Participants will track their blood pressure on the first and last weeks of the challenge to see how eating differently has affected their health. Though they can share the information with us, participants are allowed to keep their blood pressure information totally confidential.
This challenge should be a pretty easy one and may result in a lifestyle change for many of our employees. We’d like to encourage you to try this with us! Track your information for the month of June and let us know if it’s helped you to feel healthier, more energetic, and better overall!
If you have any questions about Reliable Contracting’s employee health initiative, or if you’re interested in laying asphalt, please contact Anne Arundel County’s largest site-work contractor today by calling 410-987-0313 or visiting our website. You can also follow Reliable Contracting on Facebook and Twitter!
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