November 14, 2016
261 London Health Sciences Centre staff members spent the month of October, Healthy Workplace Month, accumulating a collective 192,154 activity minutes as part of the Middlesex-London in motion community challenge.
The in motion™ Challenge is a 31 day activity challenge for anyone living in London and Middlesex designed to create a healthier community.
Many participants took advantage of LHSC’s Fitness Program, a unique workplace wellness offering that includes over 90 half-hour fitness classes at four different hospital sites, a walking program, annual couch-to-5K running program and stretch breaks sessions in all areas of the hospital. “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 in helping to create a healthier London through activity.”
Physical activity minutes towards the in motion goal did 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.