National Bike Month, celebrated in May, began in 1956 to "showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more folks to give it a try."
Similar to walking, the bread and butter of our Move program, cycling is a great way for anyone - regardless of fitness level - to get moving. And due to its low-impact characteristics, many look to cycling as their exercise and transportation means of choice. In fact, bike commuting has increased at a rate of 46% by state since 2005!
Just like every employee is different in how they choose to stay active (walking, cycling, running, yoga and more), every employee is different in what activity tracker they choose to wear. Some prefer the low-cost Movband, others the sleek Fitbit or detailed tracking options of Garmin. Some simply use a mobile app like MyFitnessPal, Apple Health or Google Fit.
Activity tracker options empower employees to make a decision that works best for their lifestyle and encourage them to become more aware of their daily fitness and overall health and wellbeing.
Move, the employee engagement module of HealthSpective Engage, works with more than 30 activity trackers and apps to motivate employees to get moving, including: Movband, Garmin, Fitbit, Jawbone, Misfit, MyFitnessPal, Polar, Apple Watch, Apple Health (mobile app), and Google Fit (mobile app). By removing the device compatibility "barrier", Move participation rates exceed 85 percent, far above the industry average.