Here is a link to Gold’s Gym’s tips for burning calories at work.
A new website by the CDC called LEANWorks allows employers to enter employees’ BMIs to calculate how much their obesity is costing the company. The website does not have to have each individual’s BMI; rather, the employer can enter the geographical region and statistics will be generated. This new program has created some controversy because of employees’ privacy issues. Also, some employees see this as a form of discrimination.
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A large education planning company has launched an incentaHEALTH program which allows its employees to better track their fitness. The program offers employees access to incentaHEALTH’s patented HEALTHspot kiosk, as well as cash incentives for those who maintain a healthy weight, and online tools to help them stay healthy. The HEALTHspot kiosk allows users to login and track their BMI, blood pressure, and other health statistics.
Some points from the article:
– Corporate wellness programs on the average yields 3:1 return on investment. Meaning that for every single $1 expenditure incurred on employee wellness plans, firms save about $3.
– Employee Wellness Plans may greatly encourage workers and the wellness system actions can be enjoyable. Many employees look forward to biometric screening, stop smoking plans, slim down routines and also other elements of the wellness plan.
– Wellness programs help owners to conserve substantial amounts used on health-care regarding the employees.
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HealthWorks Fitness Center, El Dorado, AR
Positions Available Each Semester!
HealthWorks Fitness Center, located two blocks east of beautiful historic downtown El Dorado, AR, will begin recruiting for students for internships from major universities and colleges throughout the country specializing in exercise physiology, kinesiology, and athletic training. Experience will be gained in implementation and evaluation of wellness programs, conducting fitness assessments and developing exercise prescriptions, fitness center operations, disease management, cardiac rehab, and physical therapy as well as community program development.
The candidates must be in their last year of study (undergraduate or graduate work) and have a personal letter of recommendation from their department Chairman. Current CPR and First Aid required.
Salary: HFC will be offering qualified candidates free housing (out of area students only), a small stipend, and an opportunity to intern with some of the major healthcare providers in Union County during their stay.
Contact name and information:
Send resume, cover letter, and letters of recommendation to:
Terry Clark, M.S.
Director of Fitness and Wellness Services
HealthWorks Fitness Center
El Dorado, Arkansas
Verizon Wireless provides an exciting and unique internship opportunity for qualified graduate and undergraduate students in exercise science, corporate wellness, health promotion, nutrition, recreation and other health related fields. Students will gain experience in sub maximal fitness evaluations, fitness center supervision, one-on-one training, facility operations, exercise orientations, floor supervision, assisting with day-to-day operations, sport psychology, along with muscular strength and endurance, health risk appraisals and designing and implementing motivational programs. Applications are being accepted for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters for a minimum of 6 weeks (25-40 hours per week). Prospective interns must possess a highly positive attitude, outgoing personality, motivated and effective communication skills are a must. Current CPR certification and standard first aid are required. To apply send a cover letter, resume and course transcripts to Head Coach Mark Monteyne, Verizon Headquarters, 1 Verizon Way, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920, (908) 559-7198, Fax (908) 559-7777, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Motorola Premier Employee Services Wellness Program, located in Phoenix, Arizona & Austin, Texas offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to experience corporate fitness and Wellness promotion in a high-tech Fortune 500 semiconductor company. Students function in a team-oriented work environment and are given responsibility for major projects. Services include wellness, fitness, work life initiatives, and childcare with a focus on personal and organizational resilience. Staff members act as mentors, monitoring progress toward goals. Internships are structured to meet specific needs of the individual student to comply with sponsoring academic guidelines and to meet specific business needs and initiatives.
Fitness internships are also available with the following responsibilities: working in a corporate Activity Center assisting with member enrollment, facilitating fitness appointments, health assessments, exercise programs, instruction, goal setting, and regulating the fitness floor. Interns will also get experience creating, planning, promoting, facilitating, and evaluating fitness, wellness and recreation programs in a variety of areas including: sports nutrition, fitness incentive programs, heart health, weight loss, etc. Both positions are available for summer, fall, and spring terms. Please note that internship positions are not financially compensated. If interested, please send resume, brief statement of goals and specify your interest in either fitness or wellness internship or a combination of the two to:
Arizona: Alison McAleer, 2100 E. Elliot Rd., MD EL 533, Tempe, AZ. 85284, (480) 413-8651, Fax (480) 413-6628
Austin: Nancy Cherwitz, 7700 W. Parmer Lane, MD PL14, Austin, TX 78729, (512) 996-4031 Fax (512) 996-7216
This internship is for a position as assistant to the president of Totally Coached Inc. Interns are trained in Intrinsic Coaching and will be able to coach people in their health. This internship seems to be based fairly heavily on social media. The applicant should be proficient with websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Totally Coached Inc is based in Scottsdale, AZ. The position pays $8/hour, and you are eligible for being hired as a full-time employee after successfully completing the internship.
- Glance at the wall clock and rip off a minute’s worth of jumping jacks. If you’re a beginner, try the low-impact version (raise your right arm and tap your left toe to the side while keeping your right foot on the floor; alternate sides)
- Do a football-like drill of running in place for 60 seconds. Get those knees up! (Beginners, march in place.)
- If you can step into a vacant office or conference room, shadow box for a minute or two. Or just walk around the room as fast as you can.
- Or do walk-lunges in your office or a vacant room. (You could also amuse your co-workers by doing these in the hall; remember Monty Python’s “Ministry of Silly Walks” comedy routine?). Set your PDA to beep you into action.
- No conference room? Take to the stairs — two at a time if you need a harder workout! Do this 5-7 times a day.
Use every minute actively
Whenever possible, “stand rather than sit,” Price says. “Walk rather than stand.”
- Walk during your lunch break.
- Join a gym near your office and go during your lunch hour. If your employer provides a gym, that’s even better.
- Forget emailing the guy three cubes over — walk.
- Remember, walks to the vending machine don’t count!
We are not made to sit at a desk all day. Sneaking in little exercises whenever we can will help improve our overall fitness. http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/exercise-at-your-desk
IBM recently released a software that will help employees get into shape by using personalized fitness programs. Core Performance allows individuals to set their own fitness goals and tailors an exercise program that is just right for them.
Core Performance makes training programs that are responsive to the individual’s specific needs. For example, if a person is sick, he can input that information into the system, and it will adapt a program that will avoid injury or overexertion. Since most adults are either overweight or obese, a fitness program like Core Performance can help employees set and achieve their fitness goals.