Work Well

Businesses and organizations around the country are taking steps to improve employee productivity, well-being and satisfaction by implementing worksite wellness programs.

Research shows the programs can improve employee health and decrease chronic disease among employees, many of whom spend most of their waking hours on workdays at the office. Healthier workers are more productive and less likely to use sick days, which benefits the business as a whole. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asks employers to “encourage healthy habits and help prevent health problems such as diabetes, depression, and heart disease.”

Content contributor:

Angelika Schlanger Ph.D, University of Florida/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program

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