I feel so much better about myself because of a corporate wellness program

We recently started a corporate wellness program at my job. Since we all spend the majority of our day sitting at a desk and staring at a computer screen, we experience a range of health issues. We’re not only sedentary but there’s always lots of snacks available. People bring in cookies, cupcakes and doughnuts. We all drink way too much coffee. Our workday starts at 8 AM. Trying to get in a workout before getting ready for the job is difficult. I don’t get home until around 5:30 PM. I’m way too exhausted to head to the gym or go for a run. After working at the job for a year, I’d put on fifteen pounds and felt horrible. I was no longer as productive, and I was definitely unhappy. I think our employer was mainly concerned with insurance costs and absenteeism when he arranged the corporate wellness program. I really don’t care what motivated the idea, because it’s done wonders for nearly every person in the office. Right before lunch, we meet with a health and fitness expert in the conference room. We spend an hour stretching and going through a series of exercises that include strength training, balance and flexibility. We do about twenty minutes of aerobic exercise. Along with this, the trainer meets with each one of us every week to provide nutrition counselling. We’ve been involved in the corporate wellness program for almost a eighteen months. I’ve lost the fifteen pounds and hope to lose five more. I have way more energy and feel good about myself.

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