A healthy lifestyle at Definity First

April 25, 2017 | by Norma Meneses

In Join the team, Human Capital

Almost 4 years ago, when I first began working at Definity First, I never could have imagined the culture and the values I would find here.  The surprise has been wonderful.

Something I love about my job is that all of our members are very important, and their well-being is above everything else.

The Definity Runners taking a healthy lifetyle to the next level

DefinityFirst-healthy-life-runners.jpgWhen the internal Wellness campaign started, in addition to the Soccer team, someone came up with the idea of having a group of runners.  I volunteered right off the bat. Before that, I had occasionally run, but I didn’t like it so much.  The challenge was to do it more often and to get to the point where I was loving it.

And so it was, as time went on, members were added to the team, and we trained together. I liked it more and more

Almost everyone knows the benefits of this kind of exercise:

  • Weight control.
  • Helps prevent high blood pressure.
  • Strengthens immune system.
  • Relieves stress.

And many more! What I liked the most about running with the Definity First team was that I was starting to notice these changes and benefits! 

As I trained, I realized that my conditioning and stamina were improving.  I was on a diet and running helped me lose weight.  Along with the weight lost, I also noticed that I was running faster.

When the time came for my first race, the experience was amazing!

The day we participated in “Yo corro contra el cancer” Race.Astrid Cortés, Office Admin, Laura Camacho, Creative Designer, Mónica Rodríguez, QA Engineer and me during one of our successful 5K.

I would never have imagined that I could enjoy running as much as I have, and I know my experience is largely
contributed to being a part of the team at Definity First. To be able to train with such a dedicated and supportive group of people has helped us to not quit training.

Sometimes, it’s difficult to maintain a habit of exercise, especially when we do it alone.  Sometimes we make excuses to avoid exercising, too. If you have the opportunity to join a sports team (whatever sport it is), don’t hesitate to try it!  The results can be great.

The important thing is to really want to make a change and be healthy! Ooohh and persistence!