May 24, 2011
Picente: “Get Moving” Employee Wellness Pilot Program Underway
County Executive On Hand for ‘Kickoff’ Event
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. was joined by about seventy Oneida and Herkimer County employees taking part in the ‘Get Moving’ health initiative born out of the 2009-2010 Regional Health Summit and first announced by Picente last November.
An employee pilot project, which is part of the campaign designed to combat obesity and improve health outcomes among Oneida and Herkimer County residents by promoting physical exercise and encouraging proper nutrition, got underway today at the Function Better Fitness center, a co-sponsor of the program.
“This initiative is not merely a weight loss competition, but rather an incentive to make permanentl lifestyle changes resulting in a reduction of risk factors for those taking part; hopefully friends and family members will be influenced to incorporate similar healthy behaviors as part of their lifestyles, all of which will lead to a healthier community,” Wallace said.