Wellness Programs Affecting The Workplace

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Wellness Programs Affecting the Workplace
Company wellness programs may be the answer to help company managers and employees live an overall better lifestyle. Wellness “is understood to reach physical health to encompass a more holistic mind-body approach that also considers good mental and emotional health” (Walsh, 2015). The purpose of the wellness program is to go further than the physical appearance and help from the inside out. Helping the inside of the body to become healthier is more beneficially to us. I propose to research the increase in productivity within the workplace as well as the overall health impact wellness programs have on employees.
Illness and diseases have increased dramatically over the years. Illness is “a specific condition that prevents your body or mind from working normally” (Illness, n.d.). Companies and employers should feel concerned about illness. With illness preventing your body or mind from working properly, employees will not be working to the best of their ability. There are more than one-third obese U.S. adults (Adult Obesity Facts, 2014). Obesity can cause many illnesses: high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes which can cause death. “The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008” (Adult Obesity Facts, 2014). Companies have the ability to prevent obesity by starting wellness programs. Once obesity is prevented, the other illnesses like high cholesterol, heart disease,…

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