Wellness is IN at MCPc
It’s the hot topic right now. Many companies are striving to make their workplaces healthier in order to save on medical insurance costs and decrease sick time used by employees. By practicing wellness at work, we hope employees continue to practice wellness at home and achieve a healthier lifestyle. We at MCPc are working for a healthier workplace in more ways than one.
We love our food days!
We have to admit that the employees at MCPc love their food days. In fact, we receive the most participation of any fun day when free food is offered! Cookouts, soup and chili cook-offs, Super Bowl pot lucks, Cinco de Mayo and Mardis Gras are by far our favorites. This year, we also incorporated a few “healthier” options for our employees. We held a couple “Fruity Fridays” where we left bowls of fruit around the office and also in our Technology Center for everyone to enjoy. We were glad to see that employees loved the new healthier option. There will be more Fruity Fridays to come in the future!
Exercise can be fun!
Now on to the subject of exercise … some love it and some force themselves to do it because they know it’s good for them. At MCPc, we have many opportunities to get exercise even though most of us sit at a computer the majority of the day. In the corporate headquarters in Cleveland, we have a workout facility on-site that is free to all employees. You’ll see many employees taking time before and after work or during their lunch hour to squeeze in a quick workout. To make exercise more fun, we had a Walking Challenge where employees wore pedometers at work for one week and recorded their steps taken during the day. The “top walker” was awarded a $100 gift certificate. To celebrate the 2012 Summer Olympics, MCPc hosted its first Office Olympics where employees competed in various events such as the Pedometer Foot Sprint, Olympic Ring Relay Race and Rowing (with chairs!) to name a few. We kept employees moving as they rotated through each one-minute timed activity to achieve the most points to win the gold!
MCPcers competing in the Office Olympics crowd favorite: chair rowing
Exercise can be charitable!
If sweating it out in a workout facility in front of your co-workers isn’t for you, there are also opportunities to join a charity walk or charity bike ride. This year, we have even included employees from our outer offices. Team leaders in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Cleveland participated in breast cancer walks/runs, bike rides for cancer, MS (TeamMCPc was proud to have one of the biggest showings in Pedal to the Point 2012), United Way and diabetes. Not only are employees getting to know their co-workers outside of work doing something healthy, but they are also donating their time and raising money for some very worthy causes! Check out the TeamMCPc website and our press release for more information on how we are raising over $100,000 this year with over 100 riders for those causes.
By promoting and practicing wellness at work, MCPc is taking another step in the right direction toward becoming the best workplace possible.
Nannette Smelko is the Benefits Administrator at MCPc. She administers and maintains all lines of the company benefits programs from medical insurance to Cobra enrollment. She also serves as liaison between benefit vendors and employees, advises employees on eligibility and coverage, and provides issue resolution when needed. Connect with Nannette on LinkedIn.
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