A Healthy Life Lesson Learned

A Healthy Life Lesson Learned

With the help of SCE’s wellness programs, employee is making healthy changes. The company was recently awarded an American Heart Association award.

Michelle Esperanza, a Southern California Edison senior project manager, stays healthy through walking, yoga and other fitness activities.

Michelle Esperanza, a Southern California Edison senior project manager, stays healthy through walking, yoga and other fitness activities.

Michelle Esperanza, a Southern California Edison senior project manager, stays healthy through walking, yoga and other fitness activities.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 7:50pm

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In 1992, Michelle Esperanza’s father suffered a heart attack. He was 52 years old. Now a bit closer to that age herself, Esperanza has decided to make some lifestyle changes to take better care of her health.

“I'm not super-fit. I'm busy, like we all are, but I want to be sure I practice self-care so I can be around for my loved ones for years to come,” she said, noting that both her parents have high blood pressure and her mom is diabetic. “After my dad’s heart attack, he said, ‘I'm so glad to have a second chance at life.’ This has inspired me to make some healthy changes and to encourage others to do so too.”

A senior project manager at Southern California Edison (SCE), Esperanza is grateful her company has an on-site gym with fitness classes. The utility also offers a Preventive Health Account of up to $400 annually for approved activities and services to improve and maintain health such as gym memberships and fitness classes such as yoga.

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