Wellness Champions play a vital role in supporting Mayo Clinic’s mission to promote lifestyle improvements that support good health and improve quality of life. A Wellness Champion is defined as a volunteer within a work area who promotes wellness initiatives through a variety of marketing, communication and implementation tactics. Because they know their co-workers, Champions are advantaged in motivating their colleagues to achieve healthier lifestyles. They act as both champions of wellness and catalysts for change, providing opportunities for their co-workers to increase their energy level, enjoy more productive workdays and ultimately feel better about themselves, in an engaging way. This month Featured Wellness Champion is Mark Martig.
Mark comes from Superior Drive where his quest for health is never ending. Leading by example, this champion will go great lengths to promote health in his work unit. His motto is "even though I'm 50, I'm never too old to do things." From leading stretching demos, to sharing his personal experiences in various areas of health such as avoiding injuries, changing gym routines, proper warm up techniques, and even eating right— Mark has a lot to bring to the table! He even leads quarterly events that are fun and educational for his fellow staff. In March, Mark's unit got to try out various healthy smoothies. In past meetings, experimenting with favorite vegetables, fruits, and healthy chocolate were some other fun activities Mark set up.
Some of Marks personal health achievements include competing in 12 Body for Life contests, being a professional boxer with a record of 38-2, and recently he started participating in Tae Kwon Do. Congratulations to Mark on his decision to make his health and well-being a priority.
For information on how you can become a Wellness Champion like Mark, click here to learn more.