Wellness Day In Albemarle County

By: Marcus Washington
By: Marcus Washington

October 28, 2005

If you work, it's easy to say that you don't have enough time to exercise, but getting fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important in Albemarle County. That's why the county is working to keep it's employees in shape. Today kicked off the county's first 'Employee Wellness Day.'

Balloons, food and massages. No, it's not a day at the spa, but a day to get Albemarle County workers motivated.

"The health and wellness of the county employees as always been a priority of the county and recently we've had the opportunity to make it an actual program," said Jeff Bednarczyk for Albemarle County.

Employee 'Wellness Day' is helping assist all Albemarle County workers in their journey to a healthier way of living and physical fitness.

"We've been able now to allocate resources towards an official program aimed at both improving the health and wellness of the employees for their own benefit, but also to help fiscally with the county and their obligations towards the health care cost," said Bednarczyk.

With more people in shape, the possibility of less people getting sick is greater. Fitness experts say working out is definitely important, but it's also important to wear the proper gear.

"Definitely wearing proper clothing to match your activities and your workout is definitely important," said personal trainer Todd Proctor.

Proctor is part owner of Total Performance and says that you should just try to stay comfortable when working out.

"Anything that's going to allow you to move through a free range of motion without constricting your movement at all," said Proctor.

A movement that Albemarle County employees will be able to do 24- hours a day with their new gym facility, allowing them easy access to a healthier way of life.

All county employees who attended were able to get their blood pressure checked, receive flu shots, and information on staying healthy.

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