Social relationships play a tremendous role in our health. And employees agree. According to a survey released in June by Virgin HealthMiles, 56% of employees agree that peers provide motivation and helpful support with health improvement efforts. And 55% agree that sharing information about progress with peers helps them remain accountable for their success. During June's 4th annual National Employee Wellness Month, more than 65,000 employees representing leading U.S. companies brought those data points to life. These employees motivated each other and spurred one another on during the annual three-week physical activity-based challenge. Together, these employees took more than 12 billion total steps -- the equivalent of 6 million miles or 750 times the distance traveled by the 2012 Summer Olympics torch on its way to London.