Most people are aware that physical inactivity is unhealthy and that exercise has numerous health benefits. However, exercising involves making uncomfortable and inconvenient choices, and people gain temporary comfort when they avoid making these decisions.
An inactive employee costs their employer an estimated $1,102 a year in increased health costs, lost productivity and absenteeism. That translates into approximately $1,570 each day in excess costs for a company with one thousand employees.
Typical behavior modification strategies focus on the use of willpower to break unhealthy habits but can’t address the psychological drivers that prevent sedentary people from exercising regularly. Most exercise programs fall into the same trap — they provide a blueprint for working out, but fail to address the underlying factors that cause people to avoid exercise.
LivingFit is a 12-week walking program designed to help participants ease into exercise and enjoy daily physical activity so that it becomes a regular part of life. The program is divided into three distinct four-week segments, each designed to serve a specific purpose that takes the participant to a new level of activity. LivingFit focuses on changing the way participants think about being active rather than providing a workout regimen, and the result is genuine, lasting behavior change and a higher quality of life.