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Workplace wellness

Workplace wellness is any workplace health promotion activity or organizational policy designed to support healthy behavior in the workplace and to improve health outcomes. Known as 'corporate wellbeing' outside the US, workplace wellness often comprises activities such as health education, medical screenings, weight management programs, on-site fitness programs or facilities. Workplace wellness programs can be categorized as primary, secondary, or tertiary prevention efforts, or an employer can implement programs that have elements of multiple types of prevention. Primary prevention programs usually target a fairly healthy employee population, and encourage them to more frequently engage in health behaviors that will encourage ongoing good health. Example of primary prevention programs include stress management, and exercise and healthy eating promotion. Secondary prevention programs are targeted at reducing behavior that is considered a risk factor for poor health. Examples of such programs include smoking cessation programs and screenings for high blood pressure or other cardiovascular disease related risk factors. Tertiary health programs address existing health problems, and aim to help control or reduce symptoms, or to help slow the progression of a disease or condition. Such programs might encourage employees to better adhere to specific medication or self-managed care guidelines.

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FITzee Foods is one company that has offered workers the chance to have an appropriately portioned healthy meal during a hectic business schedule. Their pre-portioned meals of entrees, such as baked falafel and tofu enchiladas, let individuals with little to no time to dine out or prepare a meal quick but healthy options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.

Contributed by Sammo Lea

Some great examples of how wellness programs have succeeded in the workplace. I would definitely advocate the 90 minute lunch break, as well as the availability of fresh, healthy foods.

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