(The following is a press release from the University of Southern Mississippi.)
A series of health-conscious initiatives has helped The University of Southern Mississippi gain recognition by the American Heart Association as a fit friendly workplace.
The AHA bestowed the designation on six Hattiesburg area companies during a ceremony held earlier this month.
Mark Crager, director of Recreational Sports at Southern Miss, notes that the University applied for the designation, fulfilling a requirement to explain programs or initiatives in place to promote a healthy and fit organization.
Among the initiatives undertaken at Southern Miss that led to the award:
\ Wellness on wheels program
\ Health is Golden campaign
\ Personal training program
\ Smoke-free campus initiative