Stay Healthy and Happy: Apex Named One of Healthiest Companies in America
by Mario Tarradell | March 29, 2018
Hey truckers, we all want you to stay healthy and happy. But we know that eating right, exercising, and getting a good night’s sleep while on the road can be a challenge. So, there’s help everywhere at your fingertips. You can check out the The Healthy Trucker. You can even stick with Apex, as we’ve written many blog articles on.
We always try to practice what we preach. We are proud to announce that Apex Capital Corp has been named among the “Healthiest Companies in America” by Interactive Health, a national provider known for its preventative health programs that encourage employees to adopt new health habits. Apex is one of 184 companies across the country recognized this year for empowering employees to make significant, life-saving changes to improve their health.
This is the first year Apex has won the award. How did we do it? We used effective preventative health initiatives to reach at least a 70% participation rate in our company’s wellness program. Because so many of our employees, affectionately dubbed “Apexers,” became involved in actively improving their wellbeing our overall health risk was low. That low risk designation came from the results of an annual health evaluation that involves a blood draw, lab tests and a questionnaire.
Have Fun and Be Healthy!
But what’s even more important? Having fun while being healthy, of course. We want Apexers to choose a healthy lifestyle, so we make it easy for them. We encourage participation in friendly competition challenges including getting extra steps in your daily routine, reducing sugar intake, doing yoga, saving money, and more. These challenges reward extra wellness points that can be cashed in for Wellness PTO days. That’s an extra paid day off just for doing healthy stuff. Awesome!
“At Apex, it’s about the people and we truly believe our folks are what make Apex great,” said Sarah King, Apex Health & Wellness Manager.
“They are our secret sauce and we care about their health and well being. Our mission is to be known as a happy, healthy, workplace supporting and encouraging each other to make being healthy easy and fun. Apex is here to provide the best service to our clients and help them grow. To do that, we need to take care of ourselves and each other.”
What else do we do? We also encourage Apexers to reflect on their individual goals and motivations with parenting classes, lunch and learn seminars, weekly yoga classes, chair massages, and B12 shots, among others.
Know Your Risks, Adopt New Habits
Working with Interactive Health has been great because they provide us with a comprehensive health evaluation that pinpoints risk and details health status. Armed with this information, Apexers become motivated to adopt new habits supported by personalized digital tools, coaching and individualized health goals, and other resources.
So yes, Apex Capital is super happy to be among the country’s healthiest companies. We will continue to take care of ourselves so that we can make sure our trucking clients take care of themselves. Because all truckers should stay healthy and happy – on and off the road.
Apex can help keep your trucking company healthy with world-class freight factoring services. We are ready when you are. Visit our website or simply give us a call at 855-369-2739.