Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Kicked to change, but only by me

In an effort to reduce health care costs, and usually in a better economy, businesses experiment with in-house employee health improvement programs. This move is usually spurred by a health club initiating a sales strategy to secure corporate members, i.e., someone wants to make money and sells corporate on the idea that investing in their scheme will save the company money.

These health care pros set up shop in the conference room, weigh, take blood pressure, consult on drinking more water, encourage healthy eating, and generally make a nuisance of themselves during a busy work week.

These health initiatives have a strong uplift, plateau, then diminish.

The kick that pushes us to take better care of our personal and work lives is usually a close encounter with a scare. Ours or someone else's.

What propelled you to change something in your life last year?