Happy New Year everyone! A big shout out from DE to the City of Cortez, Colorado on a recent news article about their wellness program and utilization of our platform to promote improved employee health & wellness. Here are a few key excerpts from the article.
Cortez Airport technician Efrain Vaquera lost 75 pounds in 2014. He attributed replacing sugary drinks with more water for his weight loss success.
“I decided I didn’t want to be chubby,” said the 38-year-old father of four. “I found a plan, and stuck with it.”
Altering his lifestyle started with changing his eating habits and incorporating daily physical activity. At 272 pounds, the trickiest aspect was giving up salty snacks, he said.
“Eating is such a simple thing to do, so it’s the hardest thing to avoid,” said Vaquera, who now weighs 192 pounds. “It’s still a challenge, especially this time of year.”
Vaquera was among some 80 municipal employees to participate in the city’s yearlong “Moving and Improving Wellness Program.” Consisting of five eight-week challenges, the program promoted and encouraged all employees to seek a healthier lifestyle through exercise, nutrition and wellness contests. Vaquera was the top male contestant, winning a full paid day off and a $100 Cortez Cash certificate.
“About two-thirds of all our employees participated,” said City Clerk Linda Smith. “It was a great success.”
Be sure to go read the whole thing for yourself. You will quickly realize that using DailyEndorphin’s highly affordable, configurable, yet easy to use, wellness challenge platform, you don’t need to spend several thousands of dollars (in some cases tens of thousands) on an online platform to achieve stunning health & wellness results with your group.