Dozens of Wichita County employees are taking steps to get healthier and county commissioners are providing them additional help in their efforts.
More than 160 county employees are stepping out with pedometers attached to their shoes.
They're participating in the Sonic Boom Wellness Program.
For the next 8 weeks, the steps of participants will be recorded.
And today county commissioner approved spending $1,900 for Sonic Boom equipment, water and other items needed for the program.
"Based on our participation level and how well we're doing it comes back from the Texas Association of Counties Health Benefit Pool. So, it's not tax funds that pay for these things. And I'd have to say if it creates healthier, lower cost employees there would be some value to taxpayers, but this is a great value in that it doesn't cost the tax payers,"says Judge Woody Gossom.
This is the fifth year Wichita County employees have participated in the Sonic Boom Wellness Program.