N Good Health Success Story Spotlight:  The Farmer Family

N Good Health Success Story Spotlight: The Farmer Family

N Good Health is designed to help you improve or maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle. Over the past several years, employees from all over the organization have used the program to help make their health a priority. These individuals come from various backgrounds and stages in their wellness journeys, but the N Good Health team is always in awe of the dedication they show.  Recently, we received an email with an awesome story and we are so excited to share with you today.

This email is from Dana Farmer, regarding our previous step challenge, the Holiday Hop. Since submitting this, her daughter has joined in on the fun by getting up early to run with mom before work. We love hearing stories involving the whole family!

This was my first time signing up for a step challenge like Holiday Hop, but with the pressure of my coworkers I agreed.  They made it very clear on the first few days the expectation was 7500 steps or more daily.  I was averaging about 5000ish steps a day prior to the challenge.  I have a job that involves a lot of computer work but I found myself looking for any excuse to move between patients.  Cleaning handrails, cleaning the patient waiting rooms, locker rooms during any down time to get extra steps rather than hanging out at my desk.  When I got home, I went from relaxing to looking for more mobile tasks like doing more laundry or cleaning or gathering up the kids for a walk around the neighborhood before dinner.  My husband even became more aware of his steps (or few steps) he was taking. I look forward to the next challenge.  Thanks for all you do.  I am now try to think of fun ways to get my kids moving during this season like creating a Farmer Family step challenge to help us survive NTI!!

Do YOU have a story to share?  Please send your wellness success stories to N Good Health by reaching out to Lacey Nelson at lacey.nelson@nortonhealthcare.org with the subject line “Success Story”. You never know who may hear your story and get inspired to make their health a priority!