Healthy Harlingen to promote workplace wellness

HARLINGEN — The Mayor’s Wellness Council and Healthy Harlingen want to promote healthier lifestyles starting with workplaces.

Healthy Harlingen will have a meeting Wednesday at the Chamber of Commerce to discuss ways to create a healthier work environment.

Business will be asked to participate and take a wellness assessment by It’s Time Texas – a statewide health initiative that allows cities to compete against each other by gaining points through completing healthy activities.

According to Crystal Tait from Healthy Harlingen, simple gestures such as providing fruit in the break room and organizing lunch time walks can provide significant health benefits and improve workplace morale.