PHILADELPHIA, July 1, 2016 —  Wescott Financial Advisory Group has been named one of the Top 10 Most Active Small Businesses by The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA), after participating in their 2016 On the Move 12-week challenge.

Over 84 companies, including Wescott, competed in this national corporate health initiative to combat physical inactivity and promote healthy lifestyle choices. It engaged employees with educational resources, behavior change incentives, social support and, of course, movement.

“We are extremely proud of our employees and their dedication to this challenge to help us earn this honor,” said Margaret Abrams, Partner and Director of Business Operations.  “Wescott prides itself on its focus on health and wellness.  We are constantly trying to find new ways to challenge ourselves.”

As part of the challenge, employees tracked their activity types, duration and intensity to work toward 100 “move points” each day. Taking in metrics like intensity and activity type, the On the Move algorithm allowed participating organizations to encourage employees to move when they wanted, how they wanted, and how much they wanted to reap the rewards of an active lifestyle.

According to WELCOA, the challenge has been shown to cut sedentary behavior in half, and over 80% of employees who complete the challenge say they will continues to be active in the long term.

For more information, visit the On the Move website.

About Wescott Financial Advisory Group LLC
Through its unique Life-Minded Wealth™ approach, Wescott integrates financial expertise with life expertise into a single advisory service.  The firm’s expert teams combine financial advisors, CPAs, MBAs and attorneys with on-staff psychologists, Ph.D.s and family counselors to help clients see all sides of every financial decision.  With more than $2 billion in assets under management, Wescott is one of the top wealth management firms in the nation, as ranked by Barron’s, Forbes, CNBC and Financial Advisor magazine. Founded in 1987, Wescott has offices in Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Miami and San Francisco. For more information, visit wescott.com and follow them on LinkedIn and Twitter @WescottFin.

About The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA)
WELCOA (The Wellness Council of America) is one of the nation’s most-respected resources for building high-performing, healthy workplaces. With a 30-year history and more than 5,000 corporate members, WELCOA has an impeccable reputation for helping business and health professionals improve employee well-being and create healthier organizational cultures. WELCOA’s mission is to serve business leaders, workplace wellness practitioners, public health professionals and consultants of all kinds by promoting membership, producing leading-edge workplace wellness publications and health information, conducting trainings that help workplace wellness professionals create and sustain results-oriented wellness programs, and creating resources that promote healthier lifestyles for all working Americans.

MEDIA CONTACT:  For further information, please contact Tracy Abriola, Manager of Marketing and Communications, at tabriola@wescott.com or 215.979.1668.