September 17, 2015
London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is joining the Middlesex-London in motion™ community challenge throughout October, which is Healthy Workplace Month. The in motion™ Challenge is a 31 day activity challenge for anyone living in London and Middlesex designed to create a healthier community.
To encourage LHSC to get in motion™, three FitBit Activity Trackers will be awarded to LHSC team members who track their activity minutes. To be eligible to win a FitBit, sign up on the website using your internet browser or your phone’s mobile browser and join the “LHSC” team. Other prizes such as t-shirts and water bottles will be handed out to team members throughout the month.
“Through LHSC’s Fitness Program we actively promote the idea that fitness can be integrated seamlessly with our lives to our staff,” says Susan Rosato, Fitness Nurse, LHSC. “We are proud to join our community and hope to be a big contributor to the goal of over 5 million minutes of physical activity in our community.”
LHSC’s Fitness Program is a very unique workplace wellness offering featuring a wide variety of options that include over 90 fitness classes per week, group led walking programs, monthly grocery store tours and the very popular “we come to you” stretching sessions . All programs are 30 minutes in length and free for employees. “All of our programs count towards your in motion™ activity minutes,” adds Rosato.
Physical activity minutes towards the in motion™ goal do not need to take place in the gym or a fitness class. Walking, biking, rowing, sports, weightlifting and even gardening are all activities that can be tracked.
“A community working together towards healthy goals is inspiring,” says Rosato. “A healthy London is good for everyone, including LHSC.”