BOSTON, Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Wellable, a leading wellness technology and services provider specializing in wearable devices and mobile app integrations partnered with the United Way of the Desert, a non-profit public service provider focused on education, financial stability, and health, to deliver the third annual Nine Weekly Walks & Workplace Wellness Challenge. This free, nine-week health and wellness program kicked off in August to help foster healthy habits in and outside of the workplace, spark employee engagement, and generate workplace wellness among the 28 companies participating across nine Coachella Valley cities. In addition to engaging in daily healthy behaviors, employees are encouraged to participate in community 5K weekly walks that benefit different partner organizations. The challenge culminates in the annual Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge 6K Run/Walk.
"Our annual Workplace Wellness Challenge has provided us with the powerful and unique opportunity to create healthy habits and community engagement for employees spanning a large geography, all while giving back to our community!" said Kristal Granados, Executive Director of United Way of the Desert. "Wellable's technology is easy-to-use and has made the challenge accessible and fun for employees, helping us deliver on our goal of fostering health, wellness, and community engagement."
Wellable's technology platform allows United Way of the Desert to work with a single provider while offering a diverse program with multiple ways for employees to engage. The annual program allows participants to connect leading fitness and nutrition trackers and smartphone apps for automatic real-time connectivity along with an opportunity to complete special activities and daily challenges, creatively incorporating community events on top of daily physical activity and healthy eating behaviors. In addition to improving employee health, the program strengthens a company's culture and emphasizes the importance of strong, healthy communities.
"Partnering with United Way of the Desert has been a wonderful experience because they are so passionate about improving the lives of those within their community," said Ashley Hopkins, RD, LDN, Director of Wellness Program Success for Wellable. "United Way of the Desert is truly invested in employee well-being and has approached it in a unique way. By encouraging individuals to take an active role in their personal health and wellbeing, while at the same time boosting their awareness of and involvement in their communities, this organization is able to support human and health needs on several levels."
About Wellable Wellable operates next-generation wellness challenges and health content technology platforms and complements these solutions with onsite and virtual services, such as health fair coordination, seminars, and more. The technology's flexibility allows organizations to customize and configure a program to meet their needs and objectives while providing a rich experience for end users. Wellable works with employers and health plans of all sizes across the world, with active users in more than 23 different countries. Visit Wellable online at www.wellable.co or follow them on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.