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Transcript of Worksite Wellness
Heart disease: 597,689
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 138,080
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 129,476
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 120,859
Alzheimer's disease: 83,494
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;
Overuse of Alcohol
Lack of Physical Activity
Poor Management of Stress
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
Don’t come to work sick
Improve employee retention
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
Let's do it!
Annual health fair
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
- volleyball picnic
- bowling night
Monthly lunch and learn educational presentations
May - Skin Cancer Prevention Month
June thru October - details to follow
high blood pressure
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.
LET'S GROW HEALTHY AND SMART TOGETHER!