SIG has been designated as one of the Top 3 most active companies in the Small category of the national On the Move Company Challenge. The On the Move challenge, developed by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA), partners with organizations around the country to take a stand for more movement and improved cultures of wellbeing for employees. The challenge has been shown to cut sedentary behavior in half and create a groundswell of support for more physical activity during the workday. Eighty-four companies representing more than 85,000 employees participated in this 12-week online challenge spanning April, May and June of 2017.
The challenge engaged employees with educational resources, video coaching, social support and, of course, movement. Employees tracked their activity types, duration and intensity to work toward 100 “Move points” each day. Taking in metrics like intensity and activity type, the On the Move algorithm allowed participating organizations to encourage employees to truly move when they wanted, how they wanted, and how much they wanted to reap all of the rewards of an active lifestyle. Over 80% of employees who complete the challenge each year say they will continue to be active in the long term.
When asked about why WELCOA creating the On the Move Initiative, Ryan Picarella, President of WELCOA responded, “On the Move was designed to build a culture for more movement into an organization. Traditional wellness program challenges do not zero in on culture change or connect employees with ‘whys’ for being active that matter to them—so we created something that did.” SIG shares this vision and is excited to have been a part of changing the conversation around physical activity to help employees live a thriving life of meaning and purpose.
To see the full leaderboard, check out https://onthemovechallenge.welcoa.org/leaderboard. You can learn more about the On the Move Initiative at https://www.welcoa.org/about/on-the-move-initiative/.