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Millions of employees spend most of their time in the workplace, so the impact that the workplace has on their wellness is increasing every year! GPV understands this and values their employees' wellness, so they are determined to offer the resources needed to stay healthy and well. Every month GPV Wellness features an employee to find out how they get moving and stay healthy.
For the month of January meet Ted Hinson and get an insight on how he gets moving and stays healthy.
What do you do to stay active?
I like walking, hiking, fishing, and camping. The great outdoors! My dog also likes the outdoors.
What motivates you to be well?
My wife is disabled, although she does not require a lot of attention now, this could change, and I want to be able to take care of her and her needs.
Tell us about a recent wellness success you had?
I started to diet for the first time in my life late last year. I decided on using NOOM to help me with this new lifestyle as they are psychiatrists. They are helping me to adjust how I think about food and what I eat.
What have been some barriers to staying active?
I had surgery on my right foot last year, during recovery I gained 12 lbs. After my foot healed, I started walking and hiking again.
Do you have any health-related goals you are currently working on?
At my age the saying is “if you don’t use it, you lose it.” I found this to be true after my surgery as recovery took a lot longer this time, which made me even more determined to not only get back to where I started but also to exceed that expectation. I am currently walking at 3 mph if my dog does not slow me down. I want to get to 4 mph, or better!
What advice do you have for someone trying to improve their overall wellness?
Life happens, we never know how our health will determine what we can do for the rest of our lives. Do what makes you happy!
Is there anything on your bucket list?
Travel, stay active, and enjoy life no matter what it brings!