Life is full of choices, and many of the seemingly simple ones can have a significant impact on your health.
From choosing when and if to go to the doctor for a checkup to deciding what to make for dinner to debating whether or not to skip the daily workout in favor of some couch time, the average day is full of opportunities to make a small difference in health and wellness.
Because you can’t make those choices for your employees, your goal as a corporate wellness promoter is to provide them with the tools, resources, and information to make healthy choices on their own.
Once they’ve begun to see how simple day-to-day changes can affect the way they feel (and also that it isn’t as hard as they may have thought), it’s time to cross your fingers and hope they’ll take more steps toward improving their health.
While it’s no guarantee that they’ll change their ways overnight, it is likely that they will begin giving more thought to those little choices that present themselves so often in the average day.
That’s good, because when people take an active approach to decisions that affect their health, they stand a greater chance of making the “right” choices. (Who plans to skip a workout, anyway?)
Once adopted, good health habits have a way of becoming a way of life. Once that happens, you can pat yourself on the back, knowing that you’ve played a part in a very important aspect of your employees’ lives.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these tips for adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle:
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