Nearly 70 percent of the nation’s work force is overweight or obese? Now, realize that each overweight employoee costs $500 to $2,500 in medical expenses and work loss. WorkWell Investments offers programming to assist employees in making and maintaining behavior change.
Personalized Wellness Coaching
Interested employees have an opportunity to meet with a WellCoaches Certified Wellness Coach. The following information is from WellCoaches:
Professional coaches have long been recognized for their skills in helping athletes and executives perform at their best. Now professional wellness coaches are helping people reach their best health and well-being. Wellness coaches are trained to help clients develop and implement personal wellness plans by:
accepting and meeting us where we are today
asking us to take charge
guiding us in doing the mindful thinking and doing work that builds confidence
helping us define a higher purpose for wellness and uncover our natural impulse to be well
helping us tap into our innate fighting spirit
addressing mental and physical health together
helping us draw a personal wellness blueprint
helping us set realistic goals; small victories lay the foundation for self-efficacy
harnessing the strengths we need to overcome our obstacles
helping us view obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow
helping us build a support team
inspiring and challenging us to go beyond what we would do alone
At a minimum, coaching should be offered for three months. This will allow the employee to develop skills and practice setting and achieving appropriate goals.
Group Wellness Coaching
This program, based on the Stanford University Chronic Disease Self Management Program is for groups of employees with an interest in managing their chronic diseases, and make some behavior change. This is an eight week program. Employees must commit two hours each week.
Tobacco Cessation Programs
Eight week programs provided individually or in groups.
Nutrition and/or Physical Activity: How much fat/sugar is in that?, Energy in vs. Energy out, How to Shop Healthy Without Breaking the Bank, Can You Find 10 Minutes for Physical Activity?, Stretching
Medical Self Care/Smart Health Consumerism
Behavior Change Group Incentive Campaigns
Choose to Lose!
Lactation Support Programs