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Gevity Partners With Olympic Athlete to Promote a Healthier Workforce and Reduce Healthcare Costs for Business Owners
Date:11/13/2008

Gevity (NASDAQ:GVHR), a leading professional employer organization (PEO) that provides HR services to businesses nationwide, released today workplace fitness tips from Olympian Trey Hardee along with Gevity’s own “Workplace Fitness Tips for Better Business Performance.” These tips are designed to help businesses get fit, improve productivity and reduce healthcare costs.

BRADENTON, Fla. (Business Wire EON) November 13, 2008 -- According to the National Federation of Small Business, the cost of health care is one of the biggest concerns small businesses face in running a profitable business. In a survey of more than 3,500 small business owners, 56 percent reported that the cost of health care was their biggest concerns, followed by energy costs, taxes and interest rates.

An effective way to combat healthcare costs is to build a healthier workforce. And research shows that fitness really does pay off for businesses and for employees. People who exercised at least eight times a month for a period of two years saw an overall 33.6 percent decrease in average healthcare claims costs, according to a recent study conducted by Medica, a Minnesota-based, health plan provider and non-profit corporation.

With nearly 25 years of experience in benefits administration, Gevity understands the value of a healthy workforce. In partnering with Olympic decathlete Trey Hardee, one of our country's top athletes, Gevity has leveraged the discipline and expertise of an Olympic athlete to develop business tips that can help motivate and empower employees to get fit. Hardee recently competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and finished second in the decathlon at the 2008 Olympic Trials.

Hardee's advice for incorporating fitness into your daily routine is a straightforward, three-step process.

Workplace Fitness Tips from Olympian Trey Hardee

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