Saturday, November 20, 2010
Hospital CEO Promotes Health To Employees
I LOVED this story! A CEO putting her money where her mouth is by leading a healthy lifestyle to serve as an example to her employees.
I have written about this in the past - promoting health and wellness among employees can do nothing but make healthier employees who are less expensive to insure.
In my mind, it only makes sense that we would have less expensive health care premiums if people led healthier lifestyles. Employers can lead the drive toward healthier lifestyles by taking a more active role in the promotion of health in and out of the workplace.
Read this USA Today article about Margaret Sabin, a hospital CEO in Colorado Springs. She also works as a fitness instructor to act as a model to her employees for healthier living.
I hate to say it, but we've become a nation of lazy, overweight, cigarette-loving and unhealthy folks. It's no wonder health care costs so much in this country. Employers can make a difference by taking the lead toward educating their employees about the benefits of living a more healthy lifestyle.