Wellness plan

If you work at Columbus' St. Francis hospital and make an effort to improve your health, you could make some extra money. The hospital is starting a new program called Healthy Solutions. Employees are awarded points for healthy actions. Taking a walk could earn one point, measuring your blood pressure could earn five, and attending a wellness class could get you three. If you total 80 points in one year, your reward is 250 dollars. More than half the workers have signed up. "I've had a lot of people say this is an answered prayer, they just needed that extra step that extra umph to make them make some behavior changes to improve their health," said Tim Maggart of Health Dynamics of St. Francis. For more information about starting a wellness program at your place of business call Tim Maggart at 706-320-3793.