Eighty-one employees at Sanford Vermillion recently took part in a six-week fitness challenge designed by their Wellness Department. Employees formed teams and logged miles simulating travel to destinations like Elk Point, Beresford, Sioux City or Sioux Falls based on the intensity level they chose. Miles were logged through any form of physical activity that increased their heart rate, such as running, walking, swimming and biking.
A new TOTAL miles challenge was added this year as a show of support of fellow employees and employee family members currently serving in the military in Afghanistan and around the world. The ultimate goal was to achieve enough total miles by all participants to reach Afghanistan. This simulated trip required nearly 7,000 miles. The staff was truly inspired to reach that goal and impressively accumulated 8,030 miles exercised during the six-week fitness challenge.