Friday, March 22, 2013

Challenge Yourself to Get Healthy It’s a Win Win - Northern Indiana Community KENKO Challenge adds Competition to Health and Wellness


South Bend, IN March 16, 2013: C2 Your Health LLC of South Bend, Indiana is partnering with Columbus Chamber of Commerce and joining Shelby County Chamber of Commerce KENKO Challenge of Ohio to bring a spring community KENKO Challenge to Northern Indiana. The Community Spring Northern Indiana KENKO Challenge will help our community by increasing awareness of healthy behaviors, eating healthy to lose weight, what to eat that’s healthy, exercise to be fit, exercise to lose weight and reduce stress in the workplace.

The KENKO Challenge was developed by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and explains “KENKO, as meaning “health” in Japanese, it is a workplace wellness team-based challenge with the objective of implementing a fun and engaging approach to creating healthy changes in behaviors and the workplace. KENKO combines mobile, online, print, and social media.”

The Northern Indiana KENKO Challenge is a 9-week worksite wellness program that promotes competition among the participating teams to create healthy changes in their lifestyle. The challenge is available to all interested small businesses, organizations, large companies, and individuals. Each team must be composed of 2-10 members. Team members will participate in various challenges that focus on increasing their personal health awareness, improving their nutrition, promoting a healthy work environment, and increasing awareness about their personal health. Registration ends April 9th, 2013 the challenge begins just after spring break, runs between April 15th – June 15th  2013  just in time for summer.

According to Corporate Wellness Magazine Workplace Wellness  ““Challenges” - activities that engage people in becoming happier, healthier, and more energetic at work - are gaining popularity and changing lives at work.  The purpose of Challenges is to encourage healthier lifestyle behaviors.  Challenges are successful when a supportive, positive climate of fun and camaraderie helps people to adopt or maintain a healthy way of living.  With little or no investment in creating a company challenge, the net result is an engaged and productive workforce that performs at a higher level – everybody wins!”

Cindy Cohen RN, health consultant and owner of C2 Your Health LLC says “creating teams that compete against each other fuels excitement, provides people with like interests support each other, increases success and is loads of fun!”

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