NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EHE International, Centers for Excellence in Preventive Healthcare, today congratulates American triathlete and executive David Fouse on completing the Cozumel, Mexico Ironman race this past weekend. Commonly referred to as one of the most difficult sporting events in the world, the race is made up of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run portion.
"The Ironman is an opportunity for EHE International to recognize those individuals who push themselves day after day in pursuit of a dream," said Deborah McKeever, president and chief operating officer of EHE International. "For some, the dream is to finish the race, for others it's to win. Regardless, their dedication to excellence and a vision resonates with EHE where for more than 100 years, we've pursued excellence in workplace health and preventive healthcare."
David works full time and is the father of five. Unlike professional athletes, he pursued his Ironman dream while maintaining the responsibilities of a business executive, father and husband. EHE sponsored David with the goal of inspiring others to pursue their dreams — whether it's to run a 5k or to lower your blood pressure — EHE can help.
"I'm so grateful to EHE for their programs and services in preparing for Cozumel," David said. "Prior to 2015 I had never competed in an Ironman, so the challenge was daunting. EHE helped me prepare physically and mentally for the challenge. More than that though, by helping me reach my goals, EHE helped me encourage and challenge friends and colleagues to pursue their own goals for healthy living. I hope that more companies and their executives will contact EHE and become a prevention and health workforce advocate in their own areas of influence."
Competing in an Ironman is not for everyone. But too many U.S. employees must choose between their job and living an active lifestyle. When they see the c-suite engaging in healthy behaviors, employees become more aware of their own health, which is one reason EHE International has chosen to sponsor David and tell his story.
Employers who create a positive and healthy work environment generally see fewer employee sick days, and help build a workforce that is healthier, happier, and more productive. Whether it's an Ironman race or a basic lifestyle improvement, it's time to for executives to "Ignite the Spark" in their companies.
Follow David's journey here or on Twitter @CSuiteRunners. Read about other executives who have inspired healthier workforces in David's column, ="https://medium.com/@Csuiterunners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wellness Inspired.
About EHE International
Since 1913, EHE International has been the recognized leader in preventive healthcare. Its Centers of Excellence in Preventive Healthcare protocols are specifically designed for early detection of preventable disease and associated risk factors, supported by robust personal coaching and health management tools and resources. EHE International is the oldest and largest preventive healthcare specialist and its clinically based educational and social engagement platforms are the preferred choice among America's leading employers. For more information, visit www.eheintl.com or follow on Twitter @EHEIntl.
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