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Get your Walk on for a Cure!

  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Research has shown that women who exercise, reduce their risk of breast cancer by 12%. Walkingspree would like to encourage everyone to get their walk on for a cure for breast cancer.     Walkingspree will donate $1.00 to the American Cancer Society for every pink wristband that is purchased from now until the end of October.       Don’t have an INSPIRE? No worries, you can purchase your own wireless bluetooth activity tracker with Walkingspree membership. *Plus cost of shipping and applicable taxes

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Cost, security concerns may slow Apple Watch’s role in workplace wellness

With the launch of the Apple Watch, Employee Benefit News (EBN) contacted Hiran Perera, CEO of Walkingspree to solicit his opinions on the impact of the watch in workplace wellness. ‘Hiran Perera, CEO of Walkingspree, a wellness vendor which uses its own $45 wearables or other lower-priced tools such as the Fitbit as part of its wellness services, says Apple is to be commended for its technology, but wonders if the relatively high price of the watch will make it attractive to employers.” You can read the full article at: Cost, security concerns may slow Apple…

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Engagement starts here

Engagement means more to us than the number of participants registered on Walkingspree. We want employees to be thoroughly engaged — at work, at home and in life.   Did you know we are also a team-building platform? Besides a warm, fuzzy feeling toward their employer for providing a wellness program, employees are also less likely to call in sick, feel more motivated, and can be more productive simply from taking part in Walkingspree.   Yes! Improving your employees’ health does more than you may think. Specially designed collaborative challenges (think: walking to the moon or…

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Client of the Month | Unified Group Services

  Let’s talk about the key aspect all good corporate wellness programs boil down to: engagement. If employees are not engaged with your program for a number of reasons, your numbers are going to suffer and your employees’ health will not improve. After all, isn’t that why you started a wellness program? Walkingspree on average has a 70% participation rate, much higher than the industry average of 30-50%.   Leading our client roster with 100% participation is Unified Group Services. That’s right, all registered members are participating in their Walkingspree program, making them our Client of…

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Extreme Obesity Can Cut Lifespan Even More Than Cigarettes, Study Finds

NEW YORK, July 8 (Reuters) – That obesity can cut life short by causing strokes and other illnesses comes as no surprise, but a study reported on Tuesday quantifies the toll: The most extreme cases cut a person’s lifespan more than cigarettes.   The analysis, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, is the largest-ever study of the effect of extreme obesity on mortality. It found that people who are extremely obese — for someone of average height, carrying an extra 100 lb (45 kg) or more — die 6.5 to 13.7 years earlier than peers with…

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