Lack of regular physical activity raises a person’s risk for obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. American Structurepoint has been working toward improving the physical activity level and overall wellness of our employees. In 2011, we launched our Healthpoint wellness initiative. Healthpoint’s mission is to empower American Structurepoint families by providing them a resource for education and opportunities for healthier lifestyle choices. Based on health assessments and employee wellness surveys, Healthpoint’s top priorities are mental wellbeing, nutrition, and physical activity. Since its implementation, we have seen Healthpoint participation grow, and staff achievements include a reduction in tobacco users and overall improvements in BMI, cholesterol, and blood pressure. We’ve come a long way in just two short years.
The Healthpoint programs we provide employees include:
- Seminars on physical, mental, and financial topics;
- Partnerships with area gyms for discounts on memberships and classes;
- Fresh fruit deliveries;
- Personal health coach;
- Healthy lifestyle incentives;
- Internal recruiting for local marathons;
- Insurance discounts for improved health risk assessments;
- And much more.
Because of Healthpoint’s initiatives, American Structurepoint has been recognized three times for helping employees eat better and move more. In 2012, Healthpoint was recognized as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association (AHA). I am pleased to announce that American Structurepoint was again named a Fit-Friendly Worksite by the AHA in 2013. In addition, the American Structurepoint Columbus office has been selected by Columbus Business First magazine as the No. 2 medium-sized healthiest employer in central Ohio.
These are great achievements and show how American Structurepoint employees are driven to improve their overall health. Congratulations to our staff for making wellness a part of your daily routine!