Companies can access grants for workplace physical activity

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota businesses interested in enhancing their employees' access to physical activity can now apply for one of 10 state grants.

Nikki Prosch is a South Dakota State University Extension health and physical activity field specialist. Prosch says the 2015 Steps to Wellness Grants are meant to assist worksites interested in implementing physical activity policies and physical activity environmental changes.

Prosch says examples of projects that would qualify for the grants include turning an unused office space into an area dedicated for physical activity or installing bike racks on worksite property.

The South Dakota Department of Health is offering the $2,000 awards. The deadline to apply is Aug. 25.




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