New Delhi: Continuing its commitment towards employee health and well-being, Optum, the health services business of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), successfully participated in the most anticipated running event of the year – Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. Highlighting their promise for a healthier mind and body, over 1100 employees from Optum ran for a cause. Improving on past records, over 900 men and 250 women participated in all three categories.
Optum has consistently featured among companies that have had the highest participation in marathons. The Optum award winning employee wellness program – LiveWell, is geared towards promoting a healthy lifestyle and lays special emphasis on marathon running, widely promoting it amongst employees for holistic wellness and increased discipline in professional and personal life.
Commenting on the overwhelming participation and enthusiasm of runners, Mr. Arun Rustagi, Director IT, InfoSec and Infrastructure Delivery, Optum said, “It is encouraging to see Optum employees turn out in such large numbers to participate in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. Our LiveWell program has been motivating employees to stay fit and take on individual fitness goals. Initiatives such as these helps build camaraderie and rally the team around a common goal – qualities that are important in the workplace as well.”
Optum also recently lifted the Corporate Trophy for the 4th consecutive year at the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon, where more than 1100 employees had taken part.