Annual competition encourages healthy living for employees
I WANT YOU to get healthy! That’s the goal of the Winchester Walking War II when East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) and Clark Regional Medical Center joined forces for the second year to promote healthy living. The challenge runs for six weeks, September 23 through November 6.
“We are encouraging every employee at all our power plants and all locations to get moving and get involved,” says EKPC’s CEO Anthony “Tony” Campbell.
Teams of three employees document how many miles they walk, encouraging healthy living and friendly competition.
“We believe in this competition because our mission at Clark Regional Medical Center is to ‘Make our Com-munities Healthier.’ The Walking War sets an example for those we serve by demonstrating how our employees are actively involved in healthy lifestyles,” says Clark Regional CEO Cherie Sibley. “It’s a fun way for both companies to promote healthy living.”
Last year EKPC had a total of 140 three-person teams equaling 420 employees participating in a wellness event. In six weeks they walked a total of 141,435 miles.
At the kick-off breakfast on September 23, Wes Truesdell, an EKPC analyst at Spurlock Station in Maysville, told his inspiring story of losing over 100 pounds and getting on a path to health and wellness. “It is a true lifestyle change, not a diet or an exercise routine. If you put your mind into it, you can accomplish a lot more than you think,” says Truesdell.