People tend to give their attention to what is stressing them in their day to day lives. It’s these stressors that can be one’s biggest hurdle to living a healthier lifestyle.
So why are so many workplace wellness programs focused on physical health? Sure lots of companies are adopting the word well-being when describing their programs, but what are they really doing to address a more broad-based approach to health. If you have a well-being program and most of your incentives, programs, communications and challenges are still focused on weight, nutrition and exercise, this article may be helpful to you.
Employers and health plans can benefit from rethinking their current approach to weight management programs. Click here to read this paper co-authored by IP’s Medical Advisor, Bruce W. Sherman, MD and Carol Addy, MD, MMSc that offers some considerations that may improve program effectiveness.