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Latest Evidence That Employees Thrive in a Culture of Health

From the National Business Coalition on Health:   The Consumer Health Mindset analysis, based on an annual survey of more than 2,700 employees and dependents by  Aon Hewitt, the National Business Group on Health, and The Futures Company, found that employees who work in strong cultures of health were

  • more likely to say they have control over their health than those who work at companies where it is less of a priority (75 percent versus 63 percent)
  • less likely to report that stress has a negative impact on their work (25 percent versus 49 percent). The report also showed a link between strong health cultures and general happiness. 
  • extremely or very happy with their lives compared to those in weak health cultures (66 percent versus 32 percent).  
  • more likely to take positive steps to improve their health. Seventy-two percent had an annual physical in the past year and 62 percent exercised at least three days a week, compared to just 64 percent and 49 percent, respectively, of employees at organizations with weak cultures of health. Seventy-seven percent participated in wellness programs, compared to just 46 percent of those employed at companies where health is perceived to be a low priority. 

You can download the full report here. Contact Tara Hill at thill@memphisbusinessgroup.org and join MBGH's CEO Culture of Health initiative and create an environment where your organization can see similar results. 

Posted by Cristie Travis at 6:34 AM

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