Employee Health & Fitness Month 2016 Wrap-Up

May was National Employee Health & Fitness Month. At Tata & Howard, we are not only committed to engineering a healthy environment, we are also committed to improving our personal health. Therefore, we celebrated National Employee Health & Fitness Month with a series of weekly initiatives, which were announced on Monday of each week. We kicked off National Employee Health & Fitness Month with a Steps Challenge where we challenged all employee-owners to walk 100 miles in the month of May – that’s 200,000 steps total — to be entered to win a FitBit Blaze. We also introduced a “Smarter Choices” section to our snacks in the kitchen and went for a mid-day walk.

Waterbury, CT team members stopped during their mid-day walk to examine some newly hatched tadpoles
Waterbury, CT team members stopped during their mid-day walk to examine some newly hatched tadpoles
T&H's Gratitude Bowl
T&H’s Gratitude Bowl

Since health goes beyond the physical, employee-owners were challenged to write down their “gratitudes” and drop them into the Gratitude Bowl for week two of the challenge. Team members were also encouraged to thank their fellow co-workers. Week three’s challenge asked employee-owners to eat more fruit, and the company provided fruit to all employees to help get them started. For week four, team members were challenged to (surprise!) drink more water. Each team member received a T&H water bottle with verbiage that encourages them to refill with tap water.

Engineers in the Marlborough office pose with their T&H water bottles
Engineers in the Marlborough office pose with their T&H water bottles

The month of activities culminated with an after-work 5K on June 1, National Running Day, and with Meagan Heslin being drawn as the winner of the FitBit Blaze for completing the step challenge. Congratulations to the whole team for rising up to the challenge of improving health and fitness!

Karen Gracey high fives FitBit Blaze winner Meagan Heslin
Karen Gracey high fives FitBit Blaze winner Meagan Heslin

Employee Health & Fitness Month 2016 Wrap-Up

May was National Employee Health & Fitness Month. At Tata & Howard, we are not only committed to engineering a healthy environment, we are also committed to improving our personal health. Therefore, we celebrated National Employee Health & Fitness Month with a series of weekly initiatives, which were announced on Monday of each week. We kicked off National Employee Health & Fitness Month with a Steps Challenge where we challenged all employee-owners to walk 100 miles in the month of May – that’s 200,000 steps total — to be entered to win a FitBit Blaze. We also introduced a “Smarter Choices” section to our snacks in the kitchen and went for a mid-day walk.

Waterbury, CT team members stopped during their mid-day walk to examine some newly hatched tadpoles
Waterbury, CT team members stopped during their mid-day walk to examine some newly hatched tadpoles

T&H's Gratitude Bowl
T&H’s Gratitude Bowl

Since health goes beyond the physical, employee-owners were challenged to write down their “gratitudes” and drop them into the Gratitude Bowl for week two of the challenge. Team members were also encouraged to thank their fellow co-workers. Week three’s challenge asked employee-owners to eat more fruit, and the company provided fruit to all employees to help get them started. For week four, team members were challenged to (surprise!) drink more water. Each team member received a T&H water bottle with verbiage that encourages them to refill with tap water.
Engineers in the Marlborough office pose with their T&H water bottles
Engineers in the Marlborough office pose with their T&H water bottles

The month of activities culminated with an after-work 5K on June 1, National Running Day, and with Meagan Heslin being drawn as the winner of the FitBit Blaze for completing the step challenge. Congratulations to the whole team for rising up to the challenge of improving health and fitness!
Karen Gracey high fives FitBit Blaze winner Meagan Heslin
Karen Gracey high fives FitBit Blaze winner Meagan Heslin