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Local Small Business Health Initiative Applauded by the Department of Health

From Fresh Fruit Fridays and month long gym memberships to health magazine subscriptions and helpful heart hints, Mixon & Associates provides much more than health insurance for its employees.

Tallahassee, Fla., Sept 25, 2006 Mixon and Associates -- a governmental consulting firm located in the pulse of downtown Tallahassee -- is featured in the “Best Practices in Business Series” for the Florida Department of Health after executing a health plan to encourage health-weary employees.

The three-tiered physical health program encourages the cessation of smoking, an increase in cardiovascular activity and weight-loss for members of the staff who are interested in utilizing the support of the company to help reach health goals. 

A tremendous success from its launch up to today, the health initiative was actively pursued by the Florida Department of Health for “Best Practices in Business Series.” The presentations highlighted a small and large business which went above-and-beyond to encourage health-conscious employees.

The four-month-long program has three levels of participation: smoking cessation, weight-loss and increased cardiovascular activity.  The entire staff meets on Monday mornings and employees are encouraged to discuss their progress as well as pit-falls. Staff members that have met their goal for the week draw prizes. Rewards start small: health magazine subscriptions or week-long memberships to a gym, but by tenth week, they include: tickets to Busch Gardens, Beach Vacations for the family and spa treatments. All prizes are focused on health and active lifestyles.

From losing a combined 85 lbs, to signing-up for health-club memberships for the first time, all employees of M&A which participated in the health initiative reported positive changes in lifestyle or improved consciousness regarding physical health.

For more information, please contact Corinne Mixon at (850) 222.2591 or email  HYPERLINK "mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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