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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