April Ways to Wellness
End of Year survey results:
In 2017, OPH360 began and offered many benefits to participants such as access to wellness resources in the form of health challenges, monthly Ways to Wellness e-blast, the OPH360 Facebook group, healthy recipes, in addition to other intangible benefits like employee morale, support, accountability, and team-building.
OPH360 aims to support healthy behavior changes related to healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco use, and other areas of personal health. In year one, 78.3% of OPH employees that participated in OPH360 said they made positive changes as a result of the program, including changes to their physical activity, diet, and water intake. Specifically, 59.3% of participants increased their water intake, 57.1% increased their activity, and 51.6% decreased their soda intake. One of the most common changes reported by employees was increased walking!
“The challenges not only increased our activity level, but also boosted co-worker morale”
“We had a blast exercising as a group"
“The friendly competition helped”
“It made us feel better and come together as a team”
“Most of all I really liked the support and accountability from co-workers”
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*The Office of Public Health and the OPH360 Wellness Program does not take the place of medical advice. Individuals should always consult with a physician prior to starting any exercise or diet regimen.