How Healthy is Your Office? Easy Competition Gets Employees Moving

How Healthy is Your Office? Easy Competition Gets Employees Moving


Healthy employees are a huge benefit to a company’s bottom line. As open enrollment season approaches (Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, 2018), many companies in the Valley are focused on ways to keep their workforce healthy and motivated to make positive food and exercise choices.


Terryberry, a 100-year-old company focused on building a culture of employee recognition, is kicking off its inaugural Arizona Walking Challenge ( to inspire businesses of all sizes to prioritize their employees’ health.


Research shows walking at work helps prevent and manage diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. It strengthens bones and muscles, reduces weight and improves balance and coordination. Plus, walking at work also reduces stress and increases creativity.


The Arizona Walking Challenge will take place from Oct. 1 through Nov. 11. Registration is open now! 


Terryberry began the workplace walking challenge in 2016 in Grand Rapids, Mich. with a handful of wellness-minded organizations. In 2017, 52 West Michigan companies participated in the 6-week challenge with 2,635 participants walking over 499,494 miles – further than a trip to the moon and back!  Participants walked an average of 66,726 steps per week. It’s anticipated that the 2018 event will include more than 75 companies who will lace up for the popular 6-week challenge.


About Terryberry:  Founded by Herbert Terryberry in 1918, the company serves more than 25,000 clients throughout North America and Europe. Terryberry has been a major player in the innovation of employee recognition, including Give a WOW (, the first-of-its-kind social media style employee recognition program launched anticipating the social media/business revolution in 2009, and the 360 Recognition Platform ( which continues to evolve as new tools emerge and the company forecasts business needs. The majority of its team of 250+ employees work at its world headquarters in Grand Rapids, Mich. Terryberry’s Phoenix office is located at 3420 E. Shea Blvd., #105 in north Phoenix.  For more information, visit

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