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Beyond diet and exercise

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

While diet and exercise are two major pillars of wellness, helping others also has an impact on our mindset and well-being. Sometimes we feel the world is so large and complex that it’s impossible for any one of us to make a difference. Small acts have rippling effects that go far beyond the initial start.

At TVH, our employees took action during the holiday season with a Giving Card Challenge. Using Points earned through the TVH Nudge program for health and wellness activities including walking challenges, blood drives and wellness classes, employees purchased Giving Cards. Each card is good for a $25 donation to a non-profit charity via our TVHCares program. In total, we donated $13,325!

In addition, TVHCares work with Lakemary, a non-profit in Olathe, KS, whose mission is to help children and adults with mental and physical disabilities and Arden Shore, a non-profit near Grayslake, IL, whose mission is dedicated to rebuilding children’s lives in a caring community. During the holidays, we provided 175 gifts for 55 individuals at these organizations this year alone.

You don’t have to do something life-changing to make a difference. It can be as simple as making someone feel special, reaching out to a lonely person, helping a troubled kid find the right path, or comforting a friend who needs a shoulder to cry on.

Our Inventory Control Team came together to make a Quilt of Valor. This custom made quilt is made and given to a military veteran to honor and thank them for their military service. The retired Air Force Purple Heart recipient was awestruck that others would honor him decades after his service. The employees radiated as the quilt was presented.
There is power in numbers. One person can get things started; a second person can create some momentum; a third person may influence others to join in. And, before you know it, you’ve created a movement.

Four guidelines in creating a movement:
Believe. Have faith that one person can make a difference, and that one person is you.
Act. There are opportunities all around you. Don’t wait for someone else to make the first move. Choose one and do something about it.
Lead. Be the change that you want to see in the world. Action Required.
Transform. Throw a pebble into the water and create ripples. Little wins create momentum; consistency can turn into lasting change.

The world is changing every day. If enough people create a ripple for change, we can create a better future. One person can make all the difference. And that one person is YOU!

If you would like to know more about TVH and the Nudge Health and Wellness programs, contact Lucy DelSarto, Health & Wellness Coach for TVH Americas, at lucy.delsarto@tvh.com.

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