Dundrum and Blanch firms among fittest in the country

by Gazette Reporter
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TWO DUBLIN businesses came out on top in the Irish Life Health Workplace Fitness Challenge.
Towercom in Dundrum were named Ireland’s Fittest Company and PayPal in Blanchardstown were named the Most Improved Large Company (over 250 employees).
Over 170 businesses throughout Ireland participated in Irish Life Health’s Workplace Fitness Challenge 2017 – a six-week nationwide workplace challenge which encouraged employees to take small, consistent steps to improve their fitness.
Now in its second year, the Irish Life Health Workplace Fitness Challenge supports and encourages employees to increase their level of physical activity to become fitter, healthier and happier. The pioneering initiative by Irish Life Health was developed in partnership with DCU.

PayPal, winners of the Most Improved Large Company, was led by gym services manager Suzanne O’Connell; “Everyone leads busy lives these days and I believe the majority of those working desk jobs are concerned about the impact it’s having on their health, so it was easy to get people involved.
“I found the challenge easy to communicate and to manage. And the Move Your MET app appealed to a lot of employees as they could do it in their own time outside of working hours.
“Anyone who tried the challenge and stuck with it found their fitness levels had improved. What’s more, they’re more aware of their fitness, how to measure it and the health benefits associated with being fit.
“I would encourage anyone to participate in next year’s challenge. Not only will it improve your fitness, and ultimately your health, it’s also a lot of fun!”

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