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Worksite Wellness

Worksites have the opportunity to encourage healthy habits and help prevent health problems such as diabetes, depression, and heart disease. Well-designed worksites keep employees safe and encourage physical activity during the workday.

Quality Work and Quality Living

A smiling woman at work holding an orangeA positive wellness culture in the workplace contributes to the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of workers. The workplace becomes more productive and constructive when employers integrate breaks for rejuvenation. It also helps to establish clear and reasonable roles and responsibilities and respect the time and talents of individuals and their non-work demands. These steps provide the organization with more opportunity to reduce the number of sick days and health-associated costs. Are you working to make your office a healthy place for yourself and your colleagues?

Worksite Wellness at a Glance

  • Helps employees take responsibility for lifestyle choices
  • Educates workforce about hazards and opportunities for wellness
  • Enhances employee productivity
  • Reduces absences and idleness
  • Reduces health care costs
  • Shifts health care paradigm from treatment to prevention

For Employers

  • Establish programs for exercise duringĀ  the workday
  • Implement a no-smoking policy and provide resources for tobacco cessation
  • Allow flexible work schedules and telecommuting
  • Encourage personnel to take the stairs
  • Select worksites close to public transportation, walking trails, fitness facilities, and other amenities

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