It is well known that more than half of Americans have diseases caused by an unhealthy diet and lifestyle. As a result illnesses, such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, that can be prevented are causing ever-increasing healthcare costs.
To attack this epidemic, a multi-industry employee wellness program, The Full Yield, was launched in the Boston metro area.
The wellness program, according to The Full Yield founder and CEO Zoe Finch Totten, is designed to help “employees make a positive shift in their diet quality and lifestyle choices, and this helps both them and the companies they work for keep health costs down -- a true win win!"
Employees participating in the program have shown success in their efforts: upwards of 80% have had a reduction in high cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
Northeast Delta Dental recently became the first company in New Hampshire to join in on the corporate wellness program. And, the leading yogurt company, Stonyfield Farm, is scheduled to jump on board early next year.
Implementing and maintaining wellness programs has proven to offer benefits for both the employees and employers. They promote better health for employees and help cut healthcare costs for the company.