At the Boston area Boys & Girls Club, the kids put in the extra effort and energy in their activities. As they jumped, ran, kicked soccer balls and shot basket, all made sure to count their steps. They were using their new pedometers from UnitedHealthcare.
The children were given the pedometers to help encourage healthy habits as part of UnitedHealthcare’s Step Up for Better Health promotion, during which the company also donated a treadmill and $1,000 to the Boys & Girls Club.
“Being active is important for your health, and so is having fun,” said Eric Swain, vice president of sales and account management, UnitedHealthcare of New England. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to support an organization that encourages kids to Step Up for Better Health, and have a good time doing it.”
This event in Boston was one of many held across the U.S. during April, which is recognized as Move More Month. The American Heart Association established Move More Month as a way to encourage communities to walk at least 30 minutes per day and take a step toward better health.