Borough president pushes healthy workplace challenge
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is encouraging residents to shape up with a new healthy workplace challenge.
Inspired by his own battle with Type 2 diabetes, Adams is challenging companies across the borough to serve healthier food and push exercise. Adams kicked off the challenge alongside the American Heart Association.
As part of the program, companies will have to meet goals such as serving whole grains and reducing the number of sugar-laden beverages available in vending machines.
The goal is to fight diabetes and cardiovascular disease, the most common cause of death among adults with diabetes.
Organizers say that since Americans spend an average of 47 hours a week in the workplace, they're hoping a simple change at the office can make a difference to residents' overall health.