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Monday, September 21, 2009

The Long-Term Importance of Wellness

As wellness professionals, we know how closely corporate executives focus on ROI--the return on investment of a wellness program. While numerous studies have shown that employee wellness programs yield a strong return on investment, it's equally important to acknowledge their long-term impact on people's lives.

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal showed that men with three critical risk factors for heart disease--high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and tobacco use--shortened their lives by an average of a decade.

One of the ways we can address risk factors like these is to perform biometric screenings at corporate health fairs. At one of our recent events, we discovered an individual with a blood sugar of 350--more than twice the normal level--who had absolutely no idea that he may have diabetes. This story repeats itself at just about every screening we organize.

If you're thinking about brining wellness to your employees, drop us a line. We'll work with you to find a plan that fits the needs of your organization.

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