People aren’t always aware of their current health status and whether
or not they are at risk of any serious health conditions. Wellness program
intervention will provide employees with resources to help them realize
their health risks. Based on these risks, specific health goals can be
determined. Now that we covered the benefits for the employer and their
company, lets shift to how wellness intervention benefits each employee!
Lowers The Risk of Developing Chronic Illnesses
Living with a chronic illness like diabetes or heart disease decreases
quality of life and increases early death. According to the CDC,
“four of the 10 most costly health conditions for US employers are
angina pectoris (chest pain), high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart
attack”, which are all related to nutritional intake and physical
activity patterns. Why run the risk of developing these conditions when
you can be happy and healthy?
Workplace wellness intervention educates employees on proper nutrition
and physical activity and how to implement them into their daily lives
while supporting a work-life balance. In a study conducted by the Annual
Review of Public Health showed that wellness intervention showed a reduction
in high blood pressure (4.5%) and a reduction in serum cholesterol levels
(6.6%) which lead to heart attack and stroke. Corporate wellness
intervention has shown to lower the risk of employees developing health
conditions like high blood pressure and high serum cholesterol, therefore
lessening the chance of having heart attack or stroke.
Reduction of Body Weight
Proper intervention plays an impact on reduction of body weight of
employees through education on nutrition, physical activity, and the
mind. In a study focusing on workplace wellness programs, results showed
that “one year participation in a weight control program is significantly
associated with a reduction of BMI of about 0.15 in the same year, and
the effect persists for two subsequent years”.
Lower BMI has been associated with the following:
Lower Fat Consumption lessing risk of developing…
Type II Diabetes
Improvement of Physical Activity leading to...
Reduction in Serum Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure preventing...
Improved Sugar Levels lowering risk of developing...
Type II Diabetes
Atherosclerosis (hardening of blood vessels)
Increased Intake of Fruits and Vegetables reducing risk of…
Type II Diabetes...
...which directly affect quality of life!
Create a Culture of Health and Community
Not only does wellness intervention play a role in health and wellness
of each and every employee, but it brings employees together as they are
all working together to reach a common goal. This creates a sense of
community within the workplace which brings employees and employers
together as a family. Intervention will result in lower incidence of
chronic illnesses, lower overall BMI, and increases motivation to live
a healthier and happier lifestyle by creating a community within the