Partnership seeks to improve health among local government employees
The Washington, D.C.-based International City/County Management Association announced the signing of the deal with Cigna.
Among the activities under the agreement are sponsorship of health and active living topic pages on the local Government Knowledge Network cocreated by ICMA, Web and print content, and white paper development and publishing.
A blog offers weekly health and wellness tips by Cigna's senior medical director. A recent blog post was issued on national Active Aging Week, according to Dr. Christina Stasiuk. It discussed the difficulties in trying to balance work, life, kids and health, and directed readers to the exercise to-do list, which includes easy-to-implement lifestyle changes.
Among the tips were:
- Wake up early and walk.
- Do chores at a faster pace than normal to get the heart pumping.
- Get in shape while watching TV by using hand weights, riding a stationary bike, or doing stretching routines.
- Get the family involved by taking walks before or after dinner, or go on a family bike ride.
- Walk around the office building rather than taking work breaks in the lounge.
- Engage in a new activity such as a dance club or hiking group.
"Cigna offers unique health and wellness benefits and services to local government employees and their families with proven successes that accomplish both health improvement and the reduction of health care costs," said Sheila McGinley, president of Cigna's government segment.
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October 18, 2012
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