AHA releases recommended approaches for employers to encourage healthy living
With these steps, employers can create a corporate culture of healthy lifestyles. The endeavor hopes to increase employee health and well-being as everyone, including the CEO, participates in healthy habits.
“The objective of the CEO Roundtable is to build a culture of health and wellness in the workplace,” Henry Kravis, co-chairman and co-CEO of KKR, said. “This latest study reinforces the substantial impact health and wellness programs can have on employee engagement and the responsibility of the CEO to lead by example.”
Unfortunately, the workplace can become a significant obstacle to health and mental health goals. Over a quarter of employees report feeling stress because of work either always, almost always or very often. This shows that workplaces have an important position in helping employees stay healthy.
Some solutions include flexibility concerning when and where employees work. This will decrease or help them manage their stress at the workplace. Disconnecting from technology on a regular basis can also decrease stress levels.
“These results provide employers with an opportunity to meaningfully impact employee program effectiveness and ultimately the health of their employees,” Nancy Brown, from the AHA, said. “The insights provide a valuable framework for our CEO Roundtable to test in our unique learning laboratory environment as we work to showcase measurable improvement in employee health and engagement.”