Investing in employee wellness is good business. It can result in lower insurance premiums, lower turnover, increased productivity, and increased job satisfaction. ISU Extension offers Eating Well - Moving More for a healthier blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and weight.
Nearly 1 in 3 Americans age 25 or older has high blood pressure. One-third of the people with high blood pressure don't know they have it.
Eating Well - Moving More is a wellness program that helps employees make lifestyle changes in five areas that influence hypertension: weight, physical activity, diet, sodium intake, and alcohol use.
The program offers:
- on-site session(s) with ISU Extension nutrition and health specialist,
- on-site blood pressure and weight screening with individual risk assessments before and after the series, and
- eight self-study newsletters for employees containing lifestyle behavior assessments and goal setting materials. Download a sample newsletter (pdf).
Download the Eating Well - Moving More brochure (pdf) or contact your local ISU Nutrition and Health Program Specialist for more information.