We continue to find more and more information pertaining to how beneficial it is to laugh. Here is a great little video that is sure to make you think:
Food sensitivities are a huge underlying cause of inflammation. And chronic inflammation is the underlying cause of virtually every disease. Yet, modern Western medicine looks down upon food as a cause of inflammation. How is it that one can possibly believe that what you put in your mouth has no bearing on your health. That’s exactly what’s wrong with “health” care in the United States, we don’t put enough emphasis on diet and lifestyle. We only look to symptoms to indicate what “treatment” is necessary rather than looking at what caused the symptoms in the first place, and food sensitivities are no different.
I highly recommend watching the food allergy video on Dr.Oz’s website. He visually described what I’ve been explaining to hundreds of patients for 10 years. http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/are-food-allergies-making-you-fat-pt-1
With health care costs continuing to increase at alarming rates, it is more important than ever before to keep your employees healthy. Corporate wellness programs can help you do just that. There are many benefits of corporate wellness programs including that: employees tend to be more productive, have lower health care costs, lower rates of absenteeism and presenteeism, and have fewer workers’ compensation claims. Because of the many benefits of corporate wellness programs most companies view wellness programs as an investment in their most valuable asset, their employees.
Benefits of Corporate Wellness Programs: Statistics
- Preventable illness makes up at least 70 percent of all illness and the associated costs
- The total cost of obesity to U.S. employers is $13 billion per year1
- Obese Americans spend about 36 percent more on health services and 77 percent more on medications than people of healthy weight. That’s more than heavy smokers or heavy drinkers2
- Workplace alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use costs over $100 billion each year3
- Job stress is estimated to cost $200 to $300 billion annually in absenteeism, tardiness, and lost productivity4
- Workers’ compensation costs for a smoker averages $2,189 compared to only $176 for a nonsmoker5
Concerned about sedentary jobs, many offices find ways to add exercise to the workday. Some see it as an investment in workers’ healthcare.
Between the sheet-cake birthday parties and hours-long, cookie-fueled management meetings, office work has a way of undermining all our plans to live healthfully. Americans spend nearly nine hours at work each day — and our sedentary jobs wreak havoc on our bodies.
Three-quarters of adults get little or no activity daily, according to Dr. James Levine, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Two-thirds of Americans are overweight, and obesity accounts for 63 million physician office visits each year. Even for active people, sitting all day increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Many corporations are now encouraging employees to move more during the workday: In an April survey by the corporate benefits group Workplace Options, 36% of employees said their jobs offered perks such as wellness coaches, on-site health screenings and fitness programs. And 70% of Fortune 200 companies offer physical fitness programs, according to the National Business Group on Health, with many saving on healthcare as a result.
As the list of companies, churches and organizations that are welcoming the WellnessMobile continues to grow we just wanted to share a few pictures from last week.
Crown Vision just celebrated their 50th Anniversary! Thanks for letting us celebrate with you!
Northminster Presbyterian Church understands we are at our best when we are well!
Contact us at 636-614-5888 to schedule our participation at your organization, church or company. We look forward to partnering with you at your next event or health fair.