Tuesday, December 1, 2016
#GivingTuesday is a day of giving, observed the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and fueled by the power of social media. It kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
As Giving Tuesday and the end of 2015 approach, we hope you will consider sharing the gift of health through LiveWell Greenville!
Greenville County has one of the highest obesity rates in the nation with 66% of adults and 41% of youth being overweight or obese. It is difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle when the surrounding environment does not promote healthy habits. Without providing adequate access to healthy eating and active living, the overall health of our community will continue to decline.
Hosted by the YMCA of Greenville as our legal and fiscal agent, LiveWell Greenville has become the primary vehicle through which partner organizations can successfully promote positive change. Our coalition supports schools, neighborhoods, businesses and other areas of our community through resources, collaboration and evaluation to promote healthy eating and active living.
LiveWell Greenville promotes healthy eating and active living through three areas of community support: resources, collaboration and evaluation.
Does your company have what it takes to be designated a LiveWell Workplace? The LiveWell Workplace Award is designed to recognize local businesses making strides to actively improve the lives of their employees. Past award winners have achieved success by implementing comprehensive wellness strategies that include upper management support, a committee that monitors effectiveness, screenings that identify areas for improvement and a variety of initiatives that promote health and well-being.