COSTA MESA, Calif., June 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Morgan Drexen (http://morgandrexen.com) is surging into summer with a healthy attitude – and it's about more than just looking good at the beach! On Friday, June 28, the company will hold its "Summer Wellness Kickoff" event, breathing new life into the company-wide Wellness Program it established earlier this year. Employees will have a chance to attend cooking classes, sign up for incentivized exercise programs and enjoy a boxed lunch from Subway Restaurant (featuring apples and yogurt instead of chips and a cookie), courtesy of Morgan Drexen.
"We really want to create a culture of healthy living," said Walter Ledda, Morgan Drexen CEO. "Obviously you can't make anyone want to be healthy, but there's no harm in encouraging folks and helping them take the first step! We know that healthy workers are happier, more productive and contribute greatly to a positive work environment. The benefits of this Wellness Program can be far-reaching."
The Summer Wellness Kickoff event will feature several popular "Lunch and Learn" nutrition and cooking classes held by experts from Whole Foods Market. Employees will also have a chance to sign up for walking groups that will meet regularly to pound the pavement of the South Coast Metro area where Morgan Drexen is located. The groups will walk one of four designated paths ranging from short to advanced, with participants earning points depending on which path they choose. The points can be redeemed for gift cards to Whole Foods, Native Foods, Baja Fresh, Road Runner Sports, and Juice It Up.
The revamped Wellness Program features several exciting new elements, including a monthly recipe contest, a wellness calendar highlighting special themed days such as Meatless Mondays, and regularly scheduled exercise challenges that can earn participants special prizes. In addition, Media and Public Relations Associate Christine Kim will be writing a monthly recipe blog to encourage employees to eat healthy.
"We started the Wellness Program with a bang, but the enthusiasm sort of tapered off," said Human Resources Manager Dina Iglesias, a driving force behind the program. "We figured 'Summer's here' – what better time to take the Wellness Program to the next level and encourage everyone to get active and healthy!"
About Morgan Drexen
Morgan Drexen (www.morgandrexen.com) provides software systems and administrative support services to businesses and industries nationwide. Morgan Drexen's proprietary MDIS software improves workflow through the use of automated document management. In addition to computer technology, Morgan Drexen provides businesses with marketing, marketing support, call centers, outsourced litigation support, databases, work-product retrieval systems and cloud-computing platforms facilitated by the company's outsourced support staff.
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Source: Morgan Drexen Integrated Systems