Welcoming A Wellness Program Into Your Workplace

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Across the nation, there is an ongoing trend of promoting healthy eating and exercise among all age groups. A wellness program can help your employees (and even their families) get in on that trend.

 

According to the 2006 Principal Financial Well-Being Index, a survey of workers from firms employing 10 to 1,000 employees, participation in employer-sponsored wellness programs is at an all-time high. Specifically:

  • 79% of employees (as compared to 68% in 2005) participated in on-site health screenings;
  • 65% of employees implemented a personalized action plan for high-risk conditions, up from 45% in 2005; and
  • 60% of employees (as compared to 38% in 2005) took advantage of fitness facilities when offered this benefit.

With numbers like these and more and more employees trying to achieve a healthy lifestyle, you might be toying with the idea of implementing a wellness program at your organization. If you are, take the f...(register to read more)

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