Live Well program launched near South Charleston

January 11, 2014 by  

In response to demands for more wellness programs, the Charleston Area Alliance started ‘Live Well Charlie West’ at the beginning of January. The program will last a month and is designed to help people who work in the Kanawha Valley, including South Charleston, stay healthy.

Throughout the month, the Charleston Area Alliance will host seminars, workshops and activities designed to help employers improve the health and wellness of their workplaces and their employees. The organizers could use printing companies to create calendars of events and other information to distribute to companies.

Along with the Live Well program, Charleston is also playing host to a Winter Series, a yearly event that helps people exercise throughout the chillier months of the year. The series kicked off with a 4K walk on January 5. Two other run/walks are scheduled as part of the series. Each event will have a slightly longer distance, to encourage people to exercise more as the winter goes on.

The physical activity aspect of Live Well Charlie East will focus on introducing people to excising opportunities in the region. The executive director of WV On the Move, Adam Flack, heads up the physical activity part of the program.

Another aspect of the Live Well program will connect employers to resources in the area that will allow them to expand or develop their own wellness programs. Some area employers, such as St. Francis Hospital, have had wellness initiatives in place for 15 years and are looking to expand them during and after the month-long program.