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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Stress Awareness Month and the Importance of Biometric Screenings

We talk a lot about employee engagement on this blog, and for good reason. It's in every employer's best interest to keep employees happy and healthy.

April is National Stress Awareness Month, and effective stress-management is key to maintaining a happy and productive workforce. But it's also a serious health concern. Stress can lead to overeating, excessive drinking, and smoking -- unhealthy habits that can cause high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and other serious health problems. Over time, stress can also damage the heart and increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, blood clots, and other cardiovascular problems.

Helping employees learn relaxation techniques can be a great first step to managing short-term stress, but don't stop there. Encourage your employees to participate in a biometric screening so they can understand their risks and take charge of their health.

We all know that elevated biometric values negatively impact productivity, absenteeism, and other health-related costs. Offering biometric screenings not only gives you a fuller picture of your employees' health -- it helps you to take actionable steps toward improving your company's culture of wellness.

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