FITBIT WANTS TO HELP YOU SAFELY RETURN TO WORK

As employees start returning to work, Fitbit has launched a new solution—Ready for Work—which uses devices, apps and dashboards to conduct daily screening for COVID-19 symptoms. For employees, the tool is able to ask pertinent questions about recent activities and measure biometrics before making recommendations about whether they should go to work or stay home. For employers, the tool offers a dashboard to monitor employee health and “spot signs of COVID-19 among the workforce.” While the solution is topical to the current situation, it is actually a valuable longer-term tool to help monitor and engage employees on health and wellness issues.

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HY-VEE’S NEW CAMPAIGN MAKES FAMILIES SMILE

This summer, Hy-Vee is transitioning its traditional KidsFit at Home summer wellness plan to a Find Your Smile program, which is designed to assist families with fun activities aimed at maintaining health and wellness throughout the summer months. This new effort hopes to engage families in “eight dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, social, intellectual, career, spiritual, environmental and financial.”

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NINTENDO HELPS YOU WORK OUT AT HOME

While working from their homes in Japan, a group of Nintendo developers created a new workout game for Switch owners, Jump Rope Challenge. Designed to be played at home by those social distancing, the game encourages activity with accessories that players already have (their Switch and accompanying Joy-Cons). The game is free and also takes into consideration those who may have mobility issues by allowing them to play by bending their knees or just moving their wrists in a jump-rope motion.

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