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Results-Oriented Corporate Wellness                                  “I really appreciate the healthy food,“My stress leve...
What We DoWe introduce nutrition and exercise into workplaces, with a focus on real results, such as increasing energy    ...
Why is Wellness Important in the Workplace?     Nutrition     Improved                                            More    ...
Why is Wellness Important in the Workplace?  The Journal of Occupational  Health Psychology published a  major meta-study ...
Why is Wellness Important in the Workplace?                    Saves money                                                ...
Executives Believe in Wellness“There is a direct relationship between wellnessand corporate financial performance.”-Keith ...
Case Study: Truck DriverBeforeDave weighed 430 lbs, had arthritis, stage 2  colon cancer, diabetes, and kidney failure.His...
How We’re Different            Other Programs                              The House of Verona Program• Employees have lit...
Some of Our Results
Basic Program: Level 1          For all employees     Element                                      Results & Proof     1 -...
Basic Program: Level 2For employees who opt-in and want more help               Element                                  R...
Level 3: Business Class Program                 To reward or retain extraordinary employees• Wii Fit in the office• Health...
Program Type:                            Level 1             Level 2          Business ClassMotivational Lectures         ...
ContactYafa SakkejhaHouse of Veronahttp://houseofverona.com1.800.252.2826Direct line: 416.702.9232Other: 416.863.6718 x252
References1.    “There is a Cure for Diabetes,” by Dr Gabriel Cousens MD http://www.amazon.ca/There-Cure-Diabetes-21-Day- ...
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Corporate Wellness by Beneplan & House of Verona

The corporate wellness program offered by Beneplan Inc (Twitter @Beneplan) and the House of Verona (Twitter @YafaSakkejha).

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Corporate Wellness by Beneplan & House of Verona

  1. 1. Results-Oriented Corporate Wellness “I really appreciate the healthy food,“My stress levels were lowered [from the House Of Verona]. When “Powerful and inspiring.” immediately.” you get over 40, this stuff becomes so important.” David Hodder Michael Laur David Miller Former Mayor of Toronto
  2. 2. What We DoWe introduce nutrition and exercise into workplaces, with a focus on real results, such as increasing energy levels, getting people off prescription medication, and reversing diabetes. People know that eating vegetables is good, but in reality, it is difficult to implement. We use tactics that are proven to bring a horse to water and make it drink. To ensure results, we employ face-to-face contact, within and outside of the office. We also teach nutrition and cell biology to employees, in laymen terms, so that they have a strong foundation on why health is important.
  3. 3. Why is Wellness Important in the Workplace? Nutrition Improved More Greater Productivity More + Exercise Brain Function1 Energy2 ability to focus3 + Efficiency Output Less Less Less Less Less depression diabetes heart disease cancer Absenteeism41. “There is a Cure for Diabetes,” by Dr Gabriel Cousens MD http://www.amazon.ca/There-Cure-Diabetes-21-Day-Program/dp/1556436912/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1257952710&sr=8-12. House of Verona study,April 2009; n=100 http://houseofverona.com/about/study/3. “Depression-Free for Life,” by Dr Gabriel Cousens MD http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=1&ved=0CAcQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.ca%2FDepression-Free-Life-Gabriel- Cousens%2Fdp%2F0060959657&ei=Sdb6SomAJJOkMcPZ6M8K&usg=AFQjCNHw8PhQzyaMrJBbs5Lfb0uYKul2RQ&sig2=s56ibmlGCKrRCe-gynmALA4. Organizational Wellness: A Meta-Analysis. Kizzy M. Parks and Lisa A. Steelman: Florida Institute of Technology. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. 2008, Vol. 13, NO. 1, 58-68.
  4. 4. Why is Wellness Important in the Workplace? The Journal of Occupational Health Psychology published a major meta-study on corporate wellness examining results of 17 studies reviewing 7,705 people with absenteeism data. Conclusion: participation in an organizational wellness program was associated with decreased absenteeism (mean effect of -.30 (p<.005)) 4 4. Organizational Wellness: A Meta-Analysis. Kizzy M. Parks and Lisa A. Steelman: Florida Institute of Technology. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. 2008, Vol. 13, NO. 1, 58-68. 5. Stambor, Z. (2006, March). Employees: A company’s best asset. Monitor on Psychology, 37, 28-30.
  5. 5. Why is Wellness Important in the Workplace? Saves money Increases competitive advantage Attracts talent Reduces drug, paramedical & disability costs. The International Journal of Workplace Health Management People who value health are more GlaxoSmithKline’s wellness likely to choose a job offering program saved them $5.5 million reported that employees eating nutritious food could provide wellness over one that does not. (Stave, Muchmore & Gardner, organizations with a sustained (Parks & Steelman, 2008)7 2003)6 competitive advantage.86. Stave, G.M., Muchmore, L., & Gardner, H. (2003). Quantifiable impact of the contract for health and wellness: Health behaviors, health care costs, disability, and workers’ compensation. Journal of Occupational andEnvironmental Medicine, 45, 109-117.7. Organizational Wellness: A Meta-Analysis. Kizzy M. Parks and Lisa A. Steelman: Florida Institute of Technology. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. 2008, Vol. 13, NO. 1, 58-68.8. Nutritious food intake: a new competitive advantage for organizations? Jeffery Houghton, Christopher Neck, Kenneth Cooper. International Journal of Workplace Health Management. 2009. VOl 2; Issue 2; Page 161 - 179; ISSN:1753-8351 http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/17538350910970228
  6. 6. Executives Believe in Wellness“There is a direct relationship between wellnessand corporate financial performance.”-Keith Briscoe, President, BriskMarketing“You have companies like Safeway that have beenable to hold their costs flat for their employees ata time when other companies are seeing double-digit inflation in their health care.”-President Obama, 2009“Since I attended your lecture, I have completelyquit smoking … energy levels have been growingdaily…who would have though one lecturecould impact my life so profoundly.”-Managing Editor at a Major CanadianMagazine
  7. 7. Case Study: Truck DriverBeforeDave weighed 430 lbs, had arthritis, stage 2 colon cancer, diabetes, and kidney failure.His ActionDave switched his diet to eating more raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grainsResults• Within 4 days, he reversed his diabetes• Within 6 months, he reversed his cancer• Lost 203 lbs• Abundance of energy• Able to withstand 14-hour driving shifts without McDonald’s or coffee• Only takes 2 types of prescription drugs, Watch his story here: down from his previous dosage of 20 brands http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XChao- XxUJE&feature=player_embedded
  8. 8. How We’re Different Other Programs The House of Verona Program• Employees have little face-to-face contact • More motivation is done face-to-facewith wellness programs • We focus on off-site activities in addition to on-site• Most work is done done online or ones, to minimize time cut into the workdaythrough forms and pamphlets • We know the tactical “how” ways to get employees• No emphasis is placed actually reversing to stay healthydiseases and unhealthy conditions • We have seen remarkable results, from reversing diabetes to reversing gray hair, and are in a stronger position to understand what truly reverses disease
  9. 9. Some of Our Results
  10. 10. Basic Program: Level 1 For all employees Element Results & Proof 1 - Motivational Lunch & Learn It’s proven that people change lifestyle Seminars - Quarterly habits once they understand the scientific An inspiring speaker comes into the office knowledge behind their choices (Source: over lunch to kick-start employees’ Dr Gabriel Cousens, M.D.(1)) motivation to be healthy. Topics: “Foods that Help Burn Fat”, “Reversing Diabetes Through Diet,” “Reducing Cholesterol” 2 - Health inspiration emails – bi- An email with inspiring quotes, success weekly stories, and health motivation is delivered An email is sent to employees who opt-in to employees’ inboxes. Extrinsic for the service. Examples of topics motivational sources (coaches, interviews, include: emails, etc) have been shown to improve • How to kill junk food cravings long-term success rates. Source: American Diabetes Association (9) • Intro to reversing diabetes • Foods that give & rob you of energy 3 –Support Groups Offsite - The #1 reason why people fall off health Monthly streaks is due to a lack of support. When Similar to a Weight Watchers meeting, people meet with others and see that they committed employees opt in to receive are not alone, and learn from others’ advice, inspiration, cooking classes, and motivational strategies, the success rate free healthy meals and juices in a group goes through the roof. Weight Watchers format. has always had the #1 success rate in the industry because their weekly support meetings are mandatory. (Source: The Globe And Mail, 2006)
  11. 11. Basic Program: Level 2For employees who opt-in and want more help Element Results & Proof 5 – Nutritional Consultations Once people realize that they are in control of • Employees who opt in sit down their own health destinies through sound with a nutritionist to work out an nutritional education, motivation and long- individual health strategy term success is greatly supported. Perceived • Employees submit their autonomy was seen as a strong predictor of information to nutrition experts long-term weight loss in one study published in and are provided with coaching and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology feedback (10) 5 - After-work fitness clubs Guided 30-minute workouts that are intense • Employees who opt-in participate enough to break a sweat produce endorphins in activities with colleagues, such as and helps in the creation of dopamine and dodgeball, volleyball, bowling, serotonin. Employees flush with these rock climbing tutorials, and chemicals are more likely to be happy at work, running groups. less moody, more positive, and more energetic. Endorphins bind to opioid receptors, with evidence suggesting it has similar effects on the body as opium and morphine, without the negative effects of such drugs. (8) 6 – Team Challenges Participation and wellness increases • Popular office competitions, such substantially when there is group support for a as The Biggest Loser, are organized health initiative. The competitive, fun, and for employees who wish to camaraderie nature of team challenges yield participate. happier and healthier employees.
  12. 12. Level 3: Business Class Program To reward or retain extraordinary employees• Wii Fit in the office• Healthy cooking classes offsite• Health Gift Kits once per quarter (Superfoods, natural skin care, yoga passes, etc)• Replace chairs with Swiss balls• More access to top nutritionists
  13. 13. Program Type: Level 1 Level 2 Business ClassMotivational Lectures   Inspirational Emails   Support meetings   Corporate Wellness Consulting   Team Challenges   After-work Fitness Clubs   Nutritional Consultations   Wii Fit in the Office   Healthy Cooking Classes   Healthy Gift Packages   Swiss Ball Chairs   Price per employee per month $7.00 $8.00 $56.00 Members of the Beneplan Co-operative enjoy this program with no cost.
  14. 14. ContactYafa SakkejhaHouse of Veronahttp://houseofverona.com1.800.252.2826Direct line: 416.702.9232Other: 416.863.6718 x252
  15. 15. References1. “There is a Cure for Diabetes,” by Dr Gabriel Cousens MD http://www.amazon.ca/There-Cure-Diabetes-21-Day- Program/dp/1556436912/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1257952710&sr=8-12. House of Verona study,April 2009; n=100 http://houseofverona.com/about/study/3. “Depression-Free for Life,” by Dr Gabriel Cousens MD http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=1&ved=0CAcQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.ca%2FDepression -Free-Life-Gabriel- Cousens%2Fdp%2F0060959657&ei=Sdb6SomAJJOkMcPZ6M8K&usg=AFQjCNHw8PhQzyaMrJBbs5Lfb0uYKul2RQ&sig2=s56ibmlGCK rRCe-gynmALA4. Organizational Wellness: A Meta-Analysis. Kizzy M. Parks and Lisa A. Steelman: Florida Insitute of Technology. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. 2008, Vol. 13, NO. 1, 58-68.5. http://www40.statcan.ca/l01/cst01/health36-eng.htm6. 884 participants from a police force, chemical, and banking industries in the Netherlands. Lechner, de Vries, Adriansen & Drabbels 19977. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=564708. Poeaknapo C, Schmidt J, Brandsch M, Dräger B, Zenk MH (September 2004). "Endogenous formation of morphine in human cells". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 101 (39): 14091–6. doi:10.1073/pnas.0405430101. PMID 15383669.9. Motivational Interviewing Improves Weight Loss in Women With Type 2 Diabetes: Delia Smith West, PHD1, Vicki DiLillo, PHD2, Zoran Bursac, PHD1, Stacy A. Gore, PHD3 and Paul G. Greene, PHD110. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/30/5/1081.abstract11. Motivational predictors of weight loss and weight-loss maintenance. By Williams, Geoffrey C.; Grow, Virginia M.; Freedman, Zachary R.; Ryan, Richard M.; Deci, Edward L. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Vol 70(1), Jan 1996, 115-126.12. Stambor, Z. (2006, March). Employees: A company’s best asset. Monitor on Psychology, 37, 28-30. 6. Stave, G.M., Muchmore, L., & Gardner, H. (2003). Quantifiable impact of the contract for health and wellness: Health behaviors, health care costs, disability, and workers’ compensation. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 45, 109-117.13. Organizational Wellness: A Meta-Analysis. Kizzy M. Parks and Lisa A. Steelman: Florida Insitute of Technology. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. 2008, Vol. 13, NO. 1, 58-68.14. Nutritious food intake: a new competitive advantage for organizations? Jeffery Houghton, Christopher Neck, Kenneth Cooper. International Journal of Workplace Health Management. 2009. VOl 2; Issue 2; Page 161 - 179; ISSN: 1753-8351 http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/17538350910970228

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