Hot Springs, Ark. -- Health·i·fi·ca-tion – verb 1. The process of getting your health groove on. 2. The act of transforming oneself from an unhealthy being into a totally, physically fit specimen.
Healthification is designed to encourage well-balanced, healthier lifestyles through nutrition, physical activity, emotional and spiritual wellness, and smoking cessation.
The initiative, recently introduced by the Sisters of Mercy Health System, has reached a fever pitch with the approach of National Employee Health and Fitness Day May 18 and the release of a promotional rap video. Performed by rapper M.C. Spookytooth (Hot Springs attorney Brent Miller), the video features Mercy co-workers – from surgical techs to radiologists – performing jumping jacks in preparation for the Mercy Million.
The video has been seen by more than 5,000 people on YouTube and other places on the Internet.