Why Current Corporate Wellness Programs Are Not Nudging Employees Out of Their Chairs
(February 6, 2015)
Wellness programs in the workplace continue to gain popularity, notes Mainstreet.com, and as a result, many employers are now upping the ante with new initiatives that help maintain high employee engagement and benefit the bottom line.
Sitting is the new smoking. Cathy Kenworthy, President and CEO of Interactive Health, discusses how many companies are attempting to break the wellness program mold by encouraging employees to be less sedentary.
“As an employer, making it easy to make small changes and develop new habits can be enormously impactful,” she said. “We have had a putting challenge on the office building putting green, asked people to take the stairs to get there, doing as many jumping jacks as the Chicago Bears scored points in their game the day before and even dance competitions.”