Web-Based Program to Promote Physical Activity in California's Workforce

January 2001
Ascribe Newswire: Health;1/8/2001, p5
The California Health Promotion Collaborative, representing health and human resource professionals throughout California, has launched a new Web site. The site, located at http://www.ca-takeaction.com, aims to promote physical activity among California's workforce. Active employees are also more likely to successfully make other healthy changes in their lives, like quitting smoking, adopting healthier eating habits or controlling weight, said Jill Dorris, president of the San Diego Wellness Coalition, a partner in the California Health Promotion Collaborative. The Web site helps participants set 10-week physical activity goals and strive to achieve them with incentive prizes and the encouragement of a team of 15-30 co-workers. The Web site was developed through the cooperative effort of the UCSF Institute for Health and Aging and the California Health Promotion Collaborative, which includes the Association for Worksite Health Promotion and local health promotion coalitions throughout the state.


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