Will County Employees to Participate in Get Fit on Route 66
Will County Employees celebrated a kickoff party for “Get Fit on Route 66” on August 1, 2016. This program is designed to increase activity and gain awareness of health and wellness while building positive camaraderie for county employees, as they walk the distance from Chicago to California! The ultimate goal is for teams made up of 6 members to walk the distance of Route 66, 2451 miles, in 12 weeks!
“This year we have had an increase of 10 percent in our employee participation. Bruce Tidwell, County Director of Human Resources said. “This shows the level of commitment county employees have to leading healthier lives. The goal of this walking challenge is to help employees maintain or begin a fitness program which will lead to better health”
“We anticipate some friendly competition with this challenge” said Walsh. “Better employee health leads to more productivity and less absenteeism” added Walsh.