AAR Uganda this morning unveiled the AAR Staff Wellness Challenge to boost fitness and encourage a healthy and fit lifestyle. The challenge is a fitness campaign by the staff of AAR Uganda, which was launched officially this afternoon at Lake Victoria Resort, Kigo. This year-long campaign will see the employees of AAR Uganda embark on a fitness contest for a grand prize of one million Uganda Shillings.
According to Mr. Trevor Ariho, the General Manager – AAR Uganda, the AAR Staff Wellness Challenge ties in aptly with the company’s theme for this year which is “Wellness.” He also said that this particular challenge is meant to motivate employees to maintain a healthy lifestyle and set good examples as members within the medical insurance field.
AAR, which is Uganda’s leading health insurance provider and has over the years led in the provision of innovative lifestyle and health packages for the Ugandan public, decided on the innovative wellness challenge in response to the growing number of unhealthy lifestyles that lead to lifestyle related disease likes hypertension, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and depression.
Last year alone, some of Uganda’s leading corporate entities continued to lose some of their pivotal workers to diseases that would be easily be deterred with work-outs, fitness and body training challenges. Trevor Ariho asserted, “As AAR, we lead the way. We believe charity begins at home. It is from endeavors like this Wellness Challenge that we can easily drive the message home to our customers. I am delighted our staff are enthusiastic about this and I am sure our customers will pick up our example.”
The AAR Staff will be assigned trainers who will take them through regular fitness exercises. They will have their body mass index (BMI) monitored on a special fitness chart every three months and the AAR employee with the most significant change in their body mass index every six months will be awarded with a grand prize of one million Ugandan shillings.