Four Corners Health Department – Be well at work

Wellness activities being offered at work help staff to live well – not only at work but also throughout the day. Well-being support for employees can improve many areas for them, including: morale, attendance, productivity, health, stress level, loyalty and healthcare costs.

Investing in the well-being of employees pays off in big ways. A wellness program at work helps to change the worksite so it’s easier for them to make healthy choices. Staff can also take these changes home to their families to help them live well.

People who eat better and are more active lower their risk for many health problems. They could have less chance for heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and colon and breast cancers. Better health choices also can help people better manage their weight. It can support heart health, muscle fitness, bone strength and mental health.

Most worksites have many ways that they can make changes for the better. Here are some low-cost ideas:

  • Post where to call if mental health support is needed.
  • Share wellness-related resources, such as free places to be active.
  • Offer a fruit or a veggie as an option for meetings.
  • Share a walking route near work that employees can use even during short breaks.
  • Provide ideas for dealing with stress in a healthy way.
  • Organize a walk for your staff for Walk at Lunch Day on April 24th. For free resources to plan and promote this event, go to https://www.nebraskablue.com/walk#

Four Corners believes in worksite wellness. We partner with businesses to make it easier for them to offer wellness at work. Joining with Four Corners gives you additional staff support for a well-being outreach at work.

Four Corners offers many ways to help your business be a healthier place to work. Take Heart Live Smart is Four Corners’ worksite wellness program. Through this, worksites can get ready tools and programs for making positive changes in their workplace.  To learn more about Four Corners’ worksite wellness services, visit: https://fourcorners.ne.gov/worksite-wellness/free-resources-new-membership-information/

Contact Four Corners for a free talk for your worksite, church, club or school. Call 402-362-2621 or toll free at 877-337-3573. Send email to info@fourcorners.ne.gov.  A well worksite is good for everyone. Healthy Employees = Healthy Business = Healthy Families = Healthy Community

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