Research suggests wellness programs in the workplace can reduce risks for heart disease and other major health complications.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – Research suggests workplace wellness programs can significantly reduce risk factors for major health complications such as heart disease. As reported by HealthDay News, the American Heart Association recently released a new policy statement suggesting companies could reduce costs on health care expenses for employees with the implementation of effective workplace wellness programs.
Mercedes Carnethon of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine is quoted in the report as writing in a release from the association, “Research shows that companies can save anywhere from $3 to $15 for every $1 spent on health and wellness within 12 to 18 months of implementing a [workplace wellness] program.”
Carnethon further noted, “Beyond cost savings and increased productivity, visionary employers are realizing the value of an employee’s total health… An effective worksite wellness program can attract exceptional employees, enhance morale and reduce organizational conflict.”
More information about the policy statement can be found in the Sept. 30 publication of Circulation.
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