Why Wellness?

 

Making a Case for Health:

Chronic diseases are prevalent in the United States. 33% of people have high blood pressure, 70% of people are overweight or obese, and millions are at risk for developing chronic diseases.
  • Reduce health risk for chronic diseases and conditions
  • Workplaces, community, and faith-based organizations create a culture of wellness that supports employee health
  • Improve quality of life

 

 

Making a Case for Business:

Well-implemented workplace wellness could save as much as 25% on absenteesim, health care costs, worker's compensation, and disability management claims costs.
  • Lower health care and insurance costs
  • Reduce absenteeism and improve productivity with healthy employees
  • Increase job satisfaction and morale

 

Sources:

http://www.cdc.gov/workplacehealthpromotion/businesscase/benefits/costs.html

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/overwt.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/workplacehealthpromotion/businesscase/benefits/index.html

 

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  •  Everyone knows someone with high blood pressure, but how many of us actually know what blood pressure is? Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the artery (big blood vessel) walls as the heart beats. It’s normal for blood pressure to go up and down throughout the day, but if it stays consistently high for a long time, it can damage the heart.

  • Social connectedness is strongly linked to a person's overall health. To better connect older adults to the community, Lorain County Public Health has launched the Buddy Connect Program. The program pairs volunteers* with people who are 55+ -- participants receive two phone calls per month from their buddy volunteer. Once a month home visits are also available.

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