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LRH Employee Wellness C25k Event

August 1, 2011

Littleton Regional Hospital's Employee Wellness Team invited LRH employees to participate in a Couch to 5k training program this spring. During the nine week training program LRH employees were given a training CD consisting of music and verbal instruction to motivate them to start their choice of a walking or running program.

During the nine week program, the Employee Wellness Team provided information on the benefits of physical activity, exercise safety and proper walking and running techniques. In addition, employees learned about purchasing the right athletic shoes and apparel to make their walking and running experience comfortable.

At the end of the nine week program, LRH employees were invited to walk or run a 5k at the LRH campus. The Employee Wellness Team marked the 5k route that included water stations, and encouragement from members of the Wellness Team. Participants walked and ran the route in just a little more than an hour. The finish included fresh fruit, fruit smoothies, ice cold water and gifts for all participants.

Lannette Madden, RN, ACE, AHFS and LRH's Cardiac Rehabilitation and Employee Wellness Coordinator states, "We were so pleased with the number of participants in this 9-week program and in the number of LRH employees who came out to walk and run with co-workers. The Employee Wellness Team works hard to educate and motivate LRH employees, and provide tools to keep them healthy. The participation in all employee wellness initiatives has grown over the past 5 years. We have seen a significant increase in the number of employees who are interested in learning about healthy lifestyles. Our goal is to eventually have 100% participation of all employees at Littleton Regional Hospital."

Anyone interested in learning more about LRH's employee wellness initiatives, should contact Lannette Madden, RN, ACE, AHFS at (603) 444-9387.

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A group of LRH employees finished the 5k

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