Exclusive Mapping Tool Helps Create Walking Communities

Free wellness campaign tool from Health Enhancement Systems goes the distance to boost participation

Jun 03, 2010, 09:00 ET from Health Enhancement Systems

MIDLAND, Mich., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Get employees moving to improve health with MapWalk (www.MapWalk.com), created by Health Enhancement Systems (www.hesonline.com). The company makes this fun, easy tool free to wellness program managers — as a stand-alone or add-on feature.

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Using Google Maps technology, MapWalk helps worksite coordinators and walking participants map routes near work and home, then share the routes with coworkers and team members.

No need to guess how far it is from here to there — MapWalk measures absolute miles and allows wellness coordinators to create shared routes at locations anywhere in the world. Users can map the best routes in their neighborhoods, near work and schools, or for short errands and share them with family and friends as well.

The MapWalk Coordinator Toolkit (www.MapWalk.com/toolkit) is available for free at www.MapWalk.com/toolkit.

The toolkit also contains promotion ideas such as how to communicate with employees, train for community runs and walks, and lobby legislators to create more walkable routes. Included in the download are templates so coordinators can customize marketing materials such as posters, blog articles, emails, banners, and a PowerPoint presentation.

MapWalk is built into Health Enhancement Systems physical activity programs so users can seamlessly access it within the popular wellness campaigns such as Walktober, Feel Like a Million, NutriSum, Get Fit on Route 66, and others. Go to www.HealthEnhancementSystems.com/groupdisplay.aspx (www.HealthEnhancementSystems.com/groupdisplay.aspx) to learn about all of their time-saving, participant-generating campaigns.

"The MapWalk tool is enormously popular among participants," according to Dean Witherspoon, CEO of Health Enhancement Systems. "And now with the group shared routes feature and coordinator toolkit, wellness program managers have a valuable, easy-to-use resource to boost participation in any physical activity campaign."

Health Enhancement Systems is a health promotion company serving organizations in North America and throughout the world. HES has created more than 20 effective wellness campaigns adopted in over a thousand organizations serving hundreds of thousands of participants.

For more information about Health Enhancement Systems (www.HealthEnhancementSystems.com) or call 800.326.2317.

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