You spend an hour walking on the treadmill every morning; you kill The New York Times crossword puzzle everyday; you speak three languages and are learning a fourth. If you just keep doing what you’re doing, your brain and your body will be in great shape well into your later years, right? Well, not exactly. […]
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Andrew Dreyfus, President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, was facing a dilemma. His book group was scheduled to meet in a few days, and he had yet to make a dent in the 600-plus-page reading assignment. But he was also shy of his daily Fitbit goal by several thousand steps. Should […]
You’ve just wrapped up a grueling day at the office, dashing from one meeting to the next with barely a second to spare. Despite your hectic day, you’re proud to see that that your activity tracker has logged about 5,000 steps! When you finally get home and all you want is to collapse on the […]
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Amy: Pedometer. I have had 3 different kinds over the past 2 years and have switched only as I have entered into different competitions/programs at my clinic.
Wellocracy: Why did you start using a tracker? Do you have specific health/wellness goals?
Amy: I had had a dream of having a walking club at my clinic for about 7 to 8 years. I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to head out of the workplace on breaks with a few co-workers and get to know them better. A way to build comradery while at the same time doing something healthy together at work. We take care of other people at my clinic. I wanted to start something where we were looking to also start taking care of ourselves – together. We called it Happy Feet.