Objective: The aim of this study was to describe findings from a survey of employees at 10 businesses participating in the ''Building Better Health: Physical Activity Challenge,'' an effort led by the Bipartisan Policy Center's CEO Council on Health and Innovation. Methods: Employers provided employees with pedometers as part of an 8-week Physical Activity Challenge (Challenge). Employees were then asked to complete a survey about their awareness of, participation in, and satisfaction with the Challenge. Results: One hundred three thousand three hundred eighty-three employees participated in the Challenge, averaging 6886 steps per day per participant. Of the 3820 respondents to an employee survey sent to all workers, 62% reported enrolling in the program, and of those, the majority reported positive impacts on health (76%), fitness (73%), and lifestyle (70%). Conclusion: A brief, workplacebased physical activity challenge can achieve positive self-reported health impacts when supported by senior management of the company.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of occupational and environmental medicine|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health