Predicted to replace smoking as the leading cause of death in the near future, poor diet and physical inactivity accounted for 400,000 deaths in the year 2000.
Being overweight or obese can greatly increase the chance of contracting heart disease, stroke, many types of cancer, diabetes, gall bladder disorders and many “other” ailments.
People must live healthier lifestyles, but they need help. communities, schools, work-sites, medical centers and government need to work together to establish environments and create policies that eliminate the barriers to and increase the opportunity for people to live healthy.
There are more than 200 scientific studies indicating the positive return or investment for work-site wellness programs.
Benefits of a work-site wellness program for employees include:
*Improved physical fitness
*Lower levels of stress
*Increased well being, self-image and self-esteem
Employers’ benefits are:
*Enhanced recruitment and retention of healthy employees
*Reduced health care costs
*Decreased rate of illness and injuries.
*reduced employee absenteeism
*Improved employee relations and morale
A U.S. Department of health and Human services report in 2002 revealed that at work-sites with physical activity programs, Employers have:
*Reduced health care costs by twenty to 55%
*Reduced short-term sick leave by six to 32%
*Increased productivity by two to 52%.
Thanks to modern medicine, life expectancy for Americans has increased. If our quality of life is to remain high so that we can enjoy these extra years, we must practice good eating habits, be active and refrain from using tobacco products.
We can help you:
Establish a “Wellness Committee” or “Wellness Planer”.
Assess Employee needs and interests.
Make a mission statement, goals and objectives and wellness program design.
Develop a wellness program timeline and wellness budget.
Develop wellness program incentives
Establish support for “Worksite Wellness Program”.
Design a marketing campaign for “The Wellness Program”.
Implement the “Wellness Program”.
Evaluate the success of the “Wellness Program”.
Plan Health Fairs
Write your “Employee Wellness Newsletter”.
For more about what we can do for your company, price quotes and more information…contact us !