The benefits of diet and exercise are often their own reward, but it’s nice to get some good prizes out of it too.

With Guadalupe County’s renewed commitment to healthy living benefits for its employees, everyone wins. One of the benefits is employees get the right push and support to continue making healthy decisions. This yields happier workers, while saving taxpayers money from the self-funded insurance program.

Working with Sonic Boom also takes the burden of facilitating incentive gifts off the county’s plate. The employees can focus on exercising and eating right, while the folks at Sonic Boom handle the incentives, which includes gift cards.

Looking out for the health and lifestyles of its employees is a generous thing for the county to do. An apathetic entity might not care if their employees are feeling sick or unhappy due to unhealthy behaviors, but that isn’t the case here.

Community members, outside of employment with the county, could push for similar programs to be implemented at work if there isn’t one already. Looking out for your health, and the health of your family and peers is not something to be ignored.

Education and support for clean living saves lives. It extends the one lifetime we are given and makes it more enjoyable and less painful for the duration. That’s something we should be hesitant to put a price tag on.

In the case of Guadalupe County, looking out for health is saving money in the long run.

Rarely does getting the daily 10,000 steps feel as good as this.

Our Voice is the opinion of the editorial board of the Seguin Gazette.

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