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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Walking Programs, A Cost Efficient Way to Improve the Health of Your Employees

You have finally talked yourself into the enormous benefit of having a health fair and making employees more aware of their lifestyle behaviors. After the health fair, how will you proceed with your wellness efforts?

The single most cost effective intervention you can offer your employees is a walking program/challenge. There is a growing body of research that documents the benefits of walking programs including reduced health insurance costs and increased productivity. The number of overweight Americans is soaring. Today, nearly 2 in 3 adults are either overweight or obese. The increase is linked to a wide range of health problems including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and certain cancers. This is costing your company money!

Walking, along with a healthy diet is one of the critical components for any long lasting weight management program. Walking is easy for most individuals to take up and continue compared to swimming, bicycling, jogging or other physical activities. Call WCS at 1-877-469-5411 or e mail: info@wellnesscorporatesolutions.com and ask how WCS can start a walking challenge for your company today!

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