OF PEOPLE SET FITNESS GOALS EACH YEAR
OF EMPLOYEES ARE INACTIVE
MORE THAN AN ACTIVE COWORKER
Because of the wide range of attributable diseases including diabetes, heart disease as well as about 1/3rd of breast and colon cancer, and many more, 1 in 10 premature deaths are due to physical inactivity Because of this, a study done by the state of California pins physical inactivity as the number one driver of healthcare costs in the US.
We now know that helping someone get active is as effective at treating depression as the leading prescription anti-depressant. On top of that, activity is the number one prescription for chronic fatigue as well as stress.
In the US, 1 in every 10 deaths are a direct result of insufficient physical activity.
Women who are active on a regular basis have a 40% lower risk of dying from breast cancer.
According to US Dept of Health, 35% of heart disease mortality is due to lack of activity.
Even moderate walking is shown to incite neurogenisis resulting in measurable growth of the hippocampus and improved memory.
Increased endorphin levels caused by moderate activity are shown to diminish feeling of worry. Exercise also lowers cortisol levels, the stress hormone, improving mood and diminishing anxiety.
As more oxygen reaches the brain, the prefrontal cortex (the part of your brain involved in planning and reasoning) performs better.
After about 20 minutes of activity endorphins kick in which have an immediate and lasting energy boosting effect. Activity also increases physiological efficiency
Improved memory, decision making, and energy, along with lower stress, helps boost employee productivity up to 12%.
Employees who are active 3 or more times per week have been shown to miss 5-6 fewer days each year.
Employees who participate in fitness programs have been shown to have 15% lower turnover than non-participants.
Most people wish they were more fit than they are and a few bucks as a cash incentive is often all it takes to tip the scale and get them off the couch.
Like anything worth obtaining, fitness is hard work. But, going at it with the support of friends makes it a whole lot easier--and a lot more fun.
Kevin, your new virtual personal trainer, supplies personalized tips and resources that are tailored to your personality type. He helps you find ways to be active that you enjoy while still giving you the results you're looking for.
Each person has a way to build activity into their life that they'll enjoy, Kevin helps you find that.
Big rewards for long off goals can be daunting. Our system breaks it down giving you instant gratification while still helping you reach your long off goals.
Get rewarded on a per activity basis.
Break your goals down into simpler steps to achieve them more easily.
Similar to the popular Myers Briggs, our personality assessment teaches your virtual coach how to adapt to you.
Get personalized advice based on your psychological type.
Receive text and email messages that help you reach your goals.
Send and receive KUDOS--simple encouraging messages from your coworkers
Use Perk Health to connect with your coworkers one-on-one, in groups, or at events.
The well-being of your employees and the return on your wellness dollars are too important to be left to antiquated and under performing methods. That's why we searched for the outliers, for approaches and tactics that bring the largest impact for the least cost--ones we can now offer to you, in a simple to use, fully integrated system.
We listen to you so that we know we're providing the most value possible. All our attention goes into creating a solution that is cost effective, easy to implement and manage, and one that focuses on engaging employees while supplying you with measurable results.
Zach and Doug first met in Junior High Track & Field, and quickly became an inseparable duo known simply as “Zug”.
By the time they were in High School, they had learned to work together and push one another toward success, resulting in co-captaining their Nordic ski team to a state title and racing side by side at the Junior Olympics.
In college each found his own interests and talents. Zach studied a mixture of Engineering and Business and left competitive racing only to create a coaching program for young and old skiers. Doug pursued studies in Economics, Math, and Finance and continued his racing career.
As each developed different business-related skills, they mused at how well suited they would be to go into business together. After kicking around no less than several hundred ideas they picked Perk Health, the one that they thought could make the biggest impact, hoping, to once again find success working side by side.