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RebelWell launches HealthyOxford business program

In an effort to highlight local businesses in Oxford and Lafayette County who actively provide wellness opportunities to employees, RebelWell has created HealthyOxford|Business. Each month, RebelWell will feature a local business and spotlight their wellness efforts and activities for employees and customers.

RebelWell project coordinator Wendy Carmean said while doing research for the program, they learned that many local businesses, of all shapes and sizes, already offer wellness opportunities for their employees.

“There are businesses in our community who go above and beyond to offer wellness opportunities for employees and their customers,” Carmean said. “These are important elements for creating a positive quality of life for the people who live and work in our town.”

To kick off the monthly award program, RebelWell has selected FNC, Inc., as November’s HealthyOxford|Business recipient. FNC’s continued wellness efforts make it clear they believe in the importance of wellness for their employees.

“We work hard to provide resources that will have an impact,” said Bethany Cooper, HR Business Manager at FNC. “From free fitness and yoga classes, held on-site, to healthy snacks in our break room, we want to do things that resonate with our employees.”

Some of FNC’s wellness efforts include encouraging employees to hold walking meetings in the park across the street. FNC’s management believes walking meetings are wonderful opportunities for one-on-one discussions and brainstorming sessions.

In addition to in-house wellness competitions and on-site group fitness classes, FNC also offers an annual on-site health screening, which includes a series of quick tests and measurements that provide employees with a snapshot of their current health status.

“We appreciate FNC’s efforts to provide a healthy workplace and wellness opportunities for their employees,” Carmean said. “We hope through their example and the encouragement of HealthyOxford|Business other companies will do the same.”

To recommend your business for a HealthyOxford|Business recognition, contact Carmean at wendy@olemiss.edu.