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Employers offer incentives to encourage a healthy workplace
Some employees exercise on the clock or in company gym
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ProCare Rx employees, from left, Ben Walker, Sierra Smith, Cecelia Coulson, Krystin Hogan, Jamecia Thomas and Sara Arro, work out on their lunch hour last week. The business won the fittest medium-sized company from Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce. - photo by LAURA SWARTS
In a growing effort to combat obesity, Type 2 diabetes and other “lifestyle diseases,” more workplaces are offering wellness programs to promote healthy living among their employees. Roughly half of U.S. employers offer such programs in one form or another, according to a 2013 report from the global think tank, the RAND Corp. Three Hall County companies have joined those ranks in the past few years, and they were recognized as the county’s most fit companies by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.