Realogy Corporation, a leading provider of real estate and relocation services, has announced the annual results of its iThrive employee wellness program, which also garnered recognition by a renowned organization and its own employees.
Realogy’s iThrive program focuses on promoting and sustaining a healthy lifestyle through diet and nutrition, physical activity, disease prevention, and access to quality treatment and clinical trials.
“We are committed to promoting tools to our employees to help them take personal accountability for their physical and financial wellness,” says Richard A. Smith, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Realogy. “Our employees’ use of the iThrive initiatives we deliver each year have produced tangible results for them, as individuals, and for Realogy as a self-insured company.”
Tobacco Cessation: Realogy, which provides free preventive care to employees, was an early adopter of the smoke-free campus across its employee locations globally. The company’s tobacco-cessation program, Quit For Life, made available to employees and their spouses, produced a 62 percent quit rate for the 2011 program, well above the average of 45 percent for tobacco cessation programs, according to Alere Wellbing, Inc.
Employee satisfaction with the program was measured at 95 percent.
On a related note, Realogy recently received the Gold Standard Employer Accreditation, announced by the CEO Roundtable On Cancer. CEO Gold Standard is a workplace initiative designed to prevent and also fight cancer directly by improving the well-being of employees.
Diet & Nutrition: With an eye toward helping its employees improve their diet and nutrition, Realogy holds a Trim Success weight loss competition each year that delivers ongoing weekly healthy eating, exercise and stress management information. During the 12-week program in 2011, 665 Realogy employees participated. Even participants who did not complete the entire 12 weeks did remarkably well. Those who completed 80 percent of the Trim Success program lost an average of 6.6 percent body weight. According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, losing just 5-10 percent of your current weight over six months will lower your risk for heart disease and other conditions.
Physical Fitness: In the area of physical fitness, Realogy launched its annual iWalk competition, a 12-week individual walking competition, providing information on walking and weight control, which resulted in 700 participants walking 25,910 miles during the 2011 program. The number of participants who exercised five or more days per week doubled from the start of the program to its end.
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