Draper was recognized as one of seven companies in the United States with exceptional wellness programs in the May 16 issue of “Stone Hearth News,” a daily newsletter featuring health, medical and science updates. The story originated somewhere even bigger: Mashable. For those of you not familiar with Mashable, it is one of the top 200 websites in the United States, and is best known as a source for news about social media and tech.
To quote from their article –
“Voted the healthiest workplace in the United States in 2014 by Healthiest Employers LLC, this Indiana-based company prides itself on giving its employees the tools they need to live a healthier lifestyle.
In 2008, Draper, Inc. opened a Wellness Park at the edge of its property that included a one-fifth mile track, workout stations, table tennis and volleyball courts. Linda Brinson, the wellness coordinator, creates a monthly newsletter featuring “wellness superheroes” who are named by their peers for modeling healthy behaviors in the workplace.
The company has also participated in a 10-week weight loss challenge, “Dump Your Plump,” where teams compete to win weekly gift cards and, at the end of the competition, a cash prize. Additionally, Draper holds an annual health fair, hosts Weight Watchers classes, walking competitions and Zumba sessions.”
Evidently we’re keeping some pretty impressive company. The other six firms mentioned in the article were Google, Fitbit, Zappos, Motley Fool, Earth Friendly Products, and Houston Methodist Hospital.
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