Twin Cities Hospital January 31, 2014

Companies may earn Fit-Friendly recognition by implementing physical activity practices such as providing walking routes, promoting walking programs, online newsletters, tracking tools to motivate employees, and allowing staff to wear athletic shoes in the workplace on designated “sneaker days”. Studies suggest implementing a worksite physical activity program and promoting a culture of activity will help companies increase productivity, reduce absenteeism, lower turnover, and reduce healthcare costs. The Fit-Friendly Companies Recognition Program helps change corporate cultures by motivating employees to start walking, which has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity.