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Corporate Wellness Programs

May 27, 2009

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More and more big corporations are reevaluating their finances and finding ways to cut costs. This won't be a big surprise for many of you, but one of the ways is through healthcare. Right now, companies pay an exorbitant amount of money on healthcare for their sick employees. Many people in corporate America are overworked, stressed out and not eating whole foods. Can you relate? This sends them to the doctor for medications and as their health declines to the operating room.

Companies realize that by giving their employees tools to improve their health they’ll be able to cut down on costs. This means that more emphasis will be put on corporate wellness programs to encourage healthier lifestyles. This is great news!

Workshops can range from topics like “Eating for energy,” “Sugar Blues” or “Foods that will increase productivity.” So instead of employees running to the vending machine for their 4 pm soda or candy bar they will choose a healthier alternative. Instead of people sitting at their desks all day long, they will start getting in a walk during their lunch break.
Many of our students and graduates help set up corporate wellness programs and companies are seeing huge improvements. Has your company recently adopted a wellness program? If so, how could it improve?

About the author

Joshua Rosenthal is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He has worked in the nutrition field for more than 25 years, teaching at the school alongside health leaders including Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra and Barry Sears. At Integrative Nutrition students are trained as Health Coaches, receiving the holistic nutrition education necessary for them go out into the world and help others improve their health and happiness.