Building a Culture of Health

Feb 27, 07

This post is from this month’s newsletter – ‘Building a Culture of Health’

If you don’t have time for anything else, be sure to take 5 minutes and watch this video of Dr. Cornish at theTED conference

“The rest of the world is eating, living and dying like us.” No, it is not the title of the talk but something from the talk that has stayed with me.

It is imperative for organizations to look at “Employee Wellness”

The increasing amount of business travel, job related stress and longer work hours have resulted in lack of time and inclination for physical activity, unhealthy food habits and lifestyles. This has an impact not only on health costs but other hidden costs such as lower productivity as a result of “presenteeism” that is when an employee comes to work but could be less productive because of flu, back pain, and migraine etc.

Dr. Dean Ornish says, “diabetes, cardio-vascular diseases, hypertension are all completely preventable for at least 95% of people just by changing in life-style and diet.” He has since documented results showing reversal even with prostate cancer patients.

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The article points out to several resources that can serve as a starting point for those wishing to ‘Build a Culture of Health’

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