We got healthier over the holidays. No, really!

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Oct 2, 2013 3:39:00 PM

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Each year from November 1 to January 1, VISTA sponsors a Holiday Health Drive for employees. It’s our way of helping people manage stress and avoid the nutrition and fitness landmines that so often accompany the season. More than 80 percent of employees participated. We’re especially proud of the employees who QUIT SMOKING!! Yeah!

Employees accumulate points for engaging in healthy activities like exercising, eating nutritious foods, doing volunteer work, and relaxing through meditation or massage.  Each time they earn enough points to pass a century mark (100, 200, etc.) they are entered into a drawing for prizes.

We had before-work and lunchtime group walk/runs; random, inspiring, health and wellness email messages; and a hot oatmeal breakfast for all comers to start each day.

This year we added education sessions over the lunch hour including how to maximize nutrition while cooking, the basics of aromatherapy, how to make salads for every season, how to incorporate vegetables into our desserts (honest!), holiday cooking in a green world (from a five-star resort chef) and how to make guilt-free main dishes for the holidays.

We would like to offer our sincere thanks to the local businesses and vendor partners who supported our drive this year, including:

Nostalgia—a lovely little coffee shop in Salt Lake City,
www.nostalgiacoffee.com

Jiffy Lube—because what’s more stressful than having your car break down?

Nina Brown and Salad Master—who else could convince people to put beets in chocolate cake?

Leslie Smoot—who taught us healthy cooking classes from Zermatt Resort in charming Midway, Utah www.zermattresort.com

Bill Ligons—our aromatherapy champion

Irock Fitness—featuring our favorite fitness professional, Danny Blankenship—www.irockfitness.biz

It was particularly great to see participation from all of our offices and from our locum tenens, extended placement, international locums, and physician search and consulting divisions.

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Founded in 1990, VISTA Staffing Solutions helps hospitals, medical practices, and government agencies in the US optimize their physician staffing, ensure quality and continuity of care for patients, and maintain financial stability. A leading provider of US Locum Tenens and Permanent Physician Search Services, VISTA is the only agency that offers both domestic and international work opportunities for locum tenens physicians.

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