Monday, July 8, 2013

Employees at Shelton health facility work on wellness

Lifestyle changes inspire others
SHELTON - The staff at Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center, Crosby Commons Assisted Living, and Wesley Heights Independent and Assisted Living communities have maintained their new year’s resolution all the way into June.

As part of the facility's wellness initiative, a core group of 19 staff have shed a total of 281.2 pounds in the last 12 weeks.

Weight Watchers groups were held on the Wesley Village campus over the last 12 weeks and this group of staff took part in weekly classes on the campus, at neighboring sites and online. 

Having access to the beautiful walking paths on the Wesley Village campus helped motivate staff to walk before and after work, and during break times. 
Many staff members now take the few extra minutes to walk the distances between buildings for meetings (instead of hopping in their cars), or grab one of the retro pink or turquoise bikes to commute between the communities.

Next up is round two of Weight Watchers. After 12 weeks, the changes in eating habits and lifestyle have begun to take hold.  Many participants of the first group plan to take part and many new employees are inspired to join.  

Congratulations to all who participated! Your dedication to a "healthier you” serves as an inspiration to us all.

This post is taken from a press release from Wesley Heights. I'd like to add my congrats to all those who are taking part in this healthy lifestyle initiative. Good job!

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