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Rising health care costs are a crushing burden for American business. Now some companies are turning to workplace wellness coaching as a way to instill healthy lifestyle behaviors and in turn lower claims and costs.
What exactly is health and wellness coaching and how can companies save money by spending on it?
* Michael Arloski, Founder and CEO, Real Balance Global Wellness Services
* Helen Darling, President, National Business Group on Health
* Gene McGuire, Chief Marketing Officer, Wellness Coaches USA
* Jennifer Tuma, Transformational Health and Wellness Coach
The National Business Group on Health reports that 80% of large companies now offer health and wellness programs, versus less than 20% five years ago.
Companies like Motorola, IBM, Dell Computer and Union Pacific Railway have been recognized as being at the forefront of the trend with innovative wellness programs producing positive results.
But how have organizations like these incorporated coaches into their overall programs?
Our guests on this show discuss the nature of health and wellness coaching, the different forms it takes, the issues it can address, and why spending money on health and wellness coaching can make a major contribution to the bottom line.