Physical Activity and Obesity State Plan: Worksite
Worksites are a prime setting to implement obesity prevention
strategies. Employees often spend the majority of their waking hours in
the worksite environment, an environment where a number of policy,
environmental and behavioral strategies are modifiable. Expanding current
efforts to train worksites on effective wellness strategies in the
Wisconsin Worksite Wellness Resource Kit and identifying and recruiting additional
outreach partners and trainers is the greatest need to move forward and
expand this initiative.
objectives and full list of strategies for implementation in
the Worksite setting.
Implement comprehensive worksite wellness programs using
Promote, support and develop more worksite wellness efforts
that are statewide, regional or city-wide initiatives such as
Well City® Initiatives.
Establish a network that encourages professional development
and sharing of ideas and information on worksite wellness (i.e.
networking, learning circles, etc.)
Wellness at Work
|Video Success Story (exit
Integrating Wellness at Work (Trane Corp.) - Employees say their
mood is improved, they feel good, as if they've accomplished
something, and appreciate the team aspect...businesses create value
when they encourage and support healthy choices at work.
|Select Worksite Resources for ideas and materials to
implement the key strategies such as the Worksite Wellness Resource
- Comprehensive worksite wellness programs have a 5:1 return on
investment. For every $1 spent, the worksite will save $5
due to decreased healthcare costs, lower absenteeism and
Waking hour activities
The worksite is a great venue for wellness since most adults
spend the majority of their time in the worksite setting.
There are many factors that can be modified in the worksite setting
that can improve the health and wellbeing of employees.
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June 28, 2013