When it comes to employee wellness, health coaching (PDF) is a major up-and-coming trend. While health education is a powerful first step, it may not be enough to motivate employees to make positive lifestyle changes. The encouragement of a wellness professional can make an enormous difference.
The Post article discusses how helpful an online tool (PDF) can be--one that keeps track of a runner's pace, heart rate, nutrition, and more. We've built similar tools for our corporate clients, and they've been instrumental in helping employees set and meet their fitness goals.
So what motivates you? Would a relationship with a professional health coach make the difference?
(Special thanks to @orgworks, our Twitter friend, for forwarding this article!)