The practice holds walking staff meetings, hosts free yoga classes onsite and often reminds staff to stand up and move around. Gulfshore Concierge Medicine hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate becoming a Blue Zones Pro-ject approved worksite. Dr. Allen Weiss, CEO and president of the NCH Healthcare System, left, presents a Blue Zones certificate to Dr. Eric Hochman and other members of the team at Gulfshore Concierge Medicine.
Among the latest getting recognized for promoting healthier options in daily activities are the United Way, Coldwell Banker, Unity of Naples and Gulfshore Concierge Medicine.
The Blue Zones Project locally is a well-being initiative that encourages changes in the community for healthier options so they can catch on and become the preferred choice.
So far, 25 entities are taking part in the local initiative.
Part of the appeal of the local project for the United Way is how the Blue Zones promotes volunteerism, said Steve Sanderson, president and chief executive officer of the United Way.