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Mammography Reporting System Employees Log over 27 Million Steps in Summer Fitness Challenge
Date:9/25/2013

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013

MRS (Mammography Reporting System Inc.), a nationally acclaimed medical software EHR company, recently completed a Summer Employee Fitness Challenge to promote employee wellness and healthy habits. The 43 participating employees accumulated an aggregate 27.3 million steps, climbed 58,700 floors, and logged 12,572 miles over the 9 week challenge.

The challenge was a fun and collaborative program that encouraged employees to get out and get active. Using Fitbit activity trackers to record individual activities, employees tracked four metrics:

  •     Steps taken per day
  •     Floors climbed
  •     Miles walked or ran
  •     Very active minutes per day

MRS team members achieved phenomenal results with several employees going above and beyond their fitness goals, including six employees who each logged over 1 million steps each. Many committed to incorporating wellness techniques into their permanent routine. At the conclusion of the challenge, MRS employees logged a staggering 27.3 million steps, 58,700 floors, 12,572 miles, and 105,000 very active minutes. This is the equivalent of climbing Mt. Everest 20 times, walking halfway around the world, and being highly active for 1,758 hours.

In order to promote employee wellness, MRS gave each of its 45 employees the opportunity to use company provided Fitbits to track and record steps and activity levels. MRS also offered incentives on a tier-based system for those who average 7,500, 10,000 and 12,500 steps a day. Incentives were also given to participants who recorded a 35% improvement in daily steps from the first 15 days of the challenge. The current activity statistics were listed on a web-based
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