Many ways to make healthy happen

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By Catherine Puckett, Partnership Coordinator, LiveWell Greenville

Many of us spend so many hours at work that the workplace can significantly impact our health and behaviors. That presents both challenges and opportunities. LiveWell Greenville took time last Saturday to celebrate the companies that rise to those challenges and take opportunities to improve their employees’ lives through comprehensive wellness strategies. These are places where company leadership invests in programs and policies that promote full-spectrum health, from nutrition and physical activity to mental and financial health.

LiveWell Workplace Award winners are some of the best examples in our community. Just like individuals, companies come in all shapes and sizes and can make positive changes from wherever they start. Let these winners and their initiatives be your inspiration to start or expand wellness initiatives that make working hours some of the healthiest parts of your week.

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Baldor – silver

Walking trail maintained on company grounds

On-site yoga classes two times per week led by own yogi

 

The Blood Connection – silver

On-site nurse practitioner (24 hours weekly)

Employees participate in 5K walks/runs

 

Bon Secours Health System – gold

Wellness Wednesdays through weekly “employee huddles”

Maintain No Gain – through the holidays weight management initiative

 

City of Greenville – silver

Encouraging work-life balance through employee assistance plan

Fleet Feet – 5K, 10K and half-marathon training

 

City of Greer – silver

Wellness program is employee driven and has its own logo

Wellness program added spouses and employees that are not on insurance plan

 

GE Power and Water – gold

Wellness program rich with infrastructure investments

20 percent subsidy offered on healthy food items in all cafeterias

 

Greenville Health System – gold

ChooseWell initiative removed fryers and sugary beverages from cafeterias and vending

QuitWell tobacco cessation program and support group

 

Hartness – silver

Conduct yearly biometric screening for all employees – incentive of savings up to $800 a year in medical

Update wellness initiatives via monitors and email on boards and in canteen area

 

Legacy – gold

Legacy staff is required to work out three times a week and log it in, as part of its wellness policy

Monthly fitness newsletters

 

Pelham Medical Center – gold

LiveWell Greenville signage in café for LiveWell Greenville healthy choice menu items

Free fitness room membership if employee joins employee wellness program

 

Rosenfeld Einstein – silver

Treadmill desk popular for watching webinars, lunch breaks and quick pick-me-ups

Increase in walking among groups of employees: taking lunches to walk at Cleveland Park or University Center, employees walking circles in parking lot

 

ScanSource – gold

Well balanced wellness programs

Registered dietitian and Zumba instructor

 

Southern Weaving – gold

Financial wellness program, SmartDollar (by Dave Ramsey)

Wii Fit Triathlon

 

Wyche – silver

Monthly “Share a Healthy Recipe” initiative

Fresh produce delivery

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