In this age of skyrocketing healthcare costs, it isn't
surprising that wellness is a topic of discussion
at home, in our schools, at all levels of government, and in the workplace.
There is evidence that an effective workplace wellness program will
result in a healthy return--in terms of decreased absenteeism, increased
employee productivity, and reduced healthcare costs.
Workplace wellness program offerings may vary, from simple
programs that offer discounts in health club memberships or weight
loss programs to specific help with managing chronic diseases such
as high blood pressure and diabetes. As with any workplace program,
employers must consider federal and state laws when setting up a workplace