Workplace Wellness Starts with One Person

Can a single individual impact company culture enough to trigger healthier habits in the workplace? Jeffrey Wilson, administrative assistant at United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI), did.

If you schedule a meeting with Jeffrey, he'll likely arrive with a simple gift for you: a bottle of water and a banana, for instance. His passion for serving others—and his commitment to UWCI's mission to help others learn more, earn more, and live safe and healthy lives—spills over into everything he does.

Four years ago, Jeffrey made a decision to improve his own health by walking daily from United Way’s office—then located near 38th and Meridian— to Butler University and back. He lost more than 25 pounds.

When co-workers asked Jeffrey how he lost the weight, where he walked each day, and how long it took to make the 3-mile roundtrip, he answered by inviting his colleagues to join him.

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