Monday, November 30, 2009

Companies Encourage Fitness

“Most mornings at about 6 a.m. Simon Hemus can be found in the gym with his personal trainer at Tupperware Brands headquarters, where he is president and chief operating officer. But it's not just a perk of the executive suite. The company subsidizes the cost of trainers for all of its employees in Orlando and recently upgraded its gym, which offers aerobics, weights and spinning. ‘We also run a 5k on campus once a month if it's cool enough,’ said Hemus, 60, who has improved his personal best time to a very respectable 28:40. Tupperware's attitude about fitness and health was held up as an example last week by Florida Hospital, which kicked off a new campaign called ‘Healthy 100’ designed to push more employers to encourage healthy behavior and, even more ambitious, increase the number of local people living past 100. And the hospital...,0,7287266.column

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