One of the most effective long-term ways to manage the rising cost of health care is to encourage your employees to get regular exercise. That is why Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is supporting the efforts of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports to keep America healthy by creating WalkingWorks, the Blue Program for a Healthier Nebraska.
WalkingWorks is a plan to help you motivate your workforce to make brisk-paced walking part of their every day routine.
WalkingWorks helps your employees set personal walking goals based on their current level of fitness and health, so it's right for everyone. And, we've made it easy for you to sponsor WalkingWorks in your workplace and encourage your employees to get walking.
Get all the details on how to start WalkingWorks. In this section, you will find:
Download a printer-ready Walking Log
Everything you do to encourage your employees will make a big difference to the success of WalkingWorks at your workplace.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska can help you launch WalkingWorks and make it successful. Resources available to you, include:
We have developed materials to help you launch WalkingWorks and keep employees informed and motivated. Click below to download template materials that you can customize for your workplace:
Everything you do to encourage your employees will make a big difference to the success of WalkingWorks at your workplace. Together with the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, we have developed a WalkingWorks Guide that contains the basic information necessary for your employees to begin individualized walking programs.
WalkingWorks participants are eligible to take the President's Challenge and receive a Presidential Active Lifestyle Award. This award is sponsored by the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports to recognize Americans of all ages for committing to a program of regular physical activity, like WalkingWorks. Adults and children can achieve the award together - it's a great way for families to work together - everyone benefits! Log on to www.presidentschallenge.org to find out more about this award.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska can also help you to provide incentives for employees who join WalkingWorks and stick with the program to meet their goals.
Click below to download a customizable t-shirt design and a drop-in newsletter article designed to motivate your employees:
Customizable T-Shirt Design
Drop-in Newsletter Article
The WalkingWorks guide contains the basic information necessary for your employees to begin individualized walking programs. The guide includes information on:
Click here to download a PDF copy of the WalkingWorks Guide.
While WalkingWorks participants will be rewarded with better health, we can all use an incentive or two to get us going.
As you implement your program, you might want to consider offering a few incentives to your employees. Incentives can help get people interested in the program and they can help keep them interested. Incentives can include:
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