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Worksite Wellness

The basics of our new worksite wellness program

Jen Conrad Ortlip

on 18 November 2013

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Transcript of Worksite Wellness

Grow Smart, Grow Healthy
Heart disease: 597,689
Cancer: 574,743
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 138,080
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 129,476
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 120,859
Alzheimer's disease: 83,494
Diabetes: 69,071
Kidney Disease: 50,476
Influenza and Pneumonia: 50,097
Intentional self-harm (suicide): 38,364
A Sealstrip Wellness Initiative...
What is Worksite Wellness?

To give opportunities for a healthier lifestyle by raising awareness and educating ourselves and our co-workers.
Current Health Challenges
Benefits of Developing a
Worksite Wellness Initiative
A healthy workforce is KEY to Sealstrip's continued growth
Improve employee morale
Improve employee productivity
Demonstrate importance of healthy living
Transform corporate culture and change lives
We can honor our Value Statements of Family, Individual Development and Teamwork and maybe have a little fun along the way !!
Key contributors in the progression of preventable Chronic Diseases;
Poor Diet
Overuse of Alcohol
Lack of Physical Activity
Poor Management of Stress
Key Contributors
Leading Causes of Death, US 2010
What are we going to do about it?
Grow Smart, Grow Healthy can help:
Control increasing health care costs
Reduce absenteeism
Don’t come to work sick
Improve employee retention
Improve productivity
Reduce injuries
The BIGGEST Challenge
Getting started is a challenge in itself…we’ve eliminated that challenge! We will help you and guide you through the entire process.
Providing a baseline
Providing healthier options @ company functions
Specific opportunities for wellness (planned group activities) –kayaking, hiking, zip line…
Six month benchmark follow up
Small steps can make a BIG difference
Choosing a healthy lifestyle helps...
Boost your energy
You look your best
Combat health conditions & diseases
You live longer

Exercise "sparks" new brain cell growth, improving brain function. The book "SPARK" by John J. Ratey, M.D. describes the exercise/brain connection, which proves to be a remedy for such things as: Anxiety,Depression,ADHD,Addiction,Hormonal Changes & Aging

We value family and we want you and yours to be healthy and happy!
Can I Get a Return?
What Comes Next?
- exercise stimulates brain function and learning

- brain games sharpen memory and improve focus

Brain Health
Let's do it!
Annual health fair
Health screenings
Suggestions for healthy snacks & 'brain breaks’ @ meetings
Lunch and learn educational presentations
Designated walking paths outdoors
Bulletin board; healthy tips, recipes
Outdoor meetings during nice weather
What happens going forward after 4/18?

4/24 National walk at lunch day

Sealstrip family outings
- zip line
- canoeing/kayaking
- volleyball picnic
- bowling night

Monthly lunch and learn educational presentations
May - Skin Cancer Prevention Month
June thru October - details to follow

high blood pressure
heart disease
stress and depression
couch potato syndrome (yes there really is such a thing)
Worksite Wellness is a worksite-based targeted outreach initiative that focuses on encouraging employees to adopt healthier behaviors.
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