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Create a strong workplace ‘health culture’

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employees exercisingEmployees who believe they work in an organization with a strong “health culture” tend to perceive themselves as healthier and are more likely to change unhealthy behaviors than those whose health cultures seem weak, according to a new study of large employers.

The Consumer Health Mindset study—conducted for Aon Hewitt and the National Business Group on Health—found that most em­­ployees believe that workplace wellness programs help them achieve better health, make them feel better about their employers and are a good business investment.

Yet half of employees who participated in The Consumer Health Mindset study said their organizations only do a so-so job of encouraging healthy employee behaviors, and 19% said their employees have never given the staff’s health and wellness a thought.

Employees reporting those sentiments are more likely to be overweight or obese, the study found.

More than 90% of the 2,732 em­­ployees and ...(register to read more)

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