As we all set out upon a still fairly new year, it’s around now that the pledges we made on New Year’s Day to be healthier and lose some weight start to fade. If you’re working on implementing an employee health and wellness program, now is a perfect time to develop a strategy to ensure your program endures broken resolutions.
The thing on everyone's minds at the end of every year is new year's resolutions. Every January, 1 in 3 Americans resolve to live healthier that year, but within 6 months less than half of those people are still on target. Why? A common challenge is choosing a resolution that's too vague (e.g. what does "healthier" mean exactly?).
Popularity of workplace wellness programs is on the rise. Companies are encouraging healthy behaviors both in and out of the office to protect employees and customers from illness, and also as a way to reduce health care cost over time.
Preventing diabetes among your workforce may help raise your profit margins and decrease the absentee rates among your employees. Implementing a wellness program centered around diabetes prevention and care is a great way to engage employees in their own health and wellness.