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The Value of Workplace Fitness

Presented by ABC Distributing

Veteran business-to-business and business-to-consumer merchandiser ABC Distributing has served clients for more than 50 years. The company provides a wide range of high-quality goods both online and in a series of seasonal catalogues to individuals and businesses around the country. In addition to a strong reputation for quality merchandise and customer service, ABC Distributing maintains a deep commitment to community service and workplace fitness initiatives, including participating in the Walter & Connie Payton Foundation 7th Annual Kendall County ‘€œSweetness’€ 5K & 8K Run/Walk and the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge in 2011. The company encourages workplace fitness in order to support the benefits that its employees have reaped from the programs.

In addition to our charitable endeavors, ABC Distributing made an effort to support workplace fitness by participating in several local running events in 2011. Encouraging a group engagement with fitness in the office offers employees a range of benefits, including stress reduction, positivity, confidence, and goal setting experience.

Through these fitness programs, ABC Distributing has demonstrated a dedication to its employees, not only in the office but throughout their lives by fostering an environment where health and wellness are highly valued. In recent years, fitness experts have increasingly warned of the dangers of a sedentary “office worker” lifestyle. Experts have also found that fitness and exercise can improve office performance, help avoid illness, and spark creativity and energy during the day.

One of the best ways a company can encourage friendly competition and employee fitness is to model it as a serious priority, often through official participation in athletic events like the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge or a local running event. Encouraging wellness among employees brings many benefits not just for those individuals but for the company as a whole in the form of a feeling of unity, increased energy, and positive mood changes.