Through wellness presentations, lunch & learns, workshops, she educates individuals and groups (both public and private) on how to live a healthier lifestyle.
Wondering if a company wellness program is right for you? Just look:
A NASA study found that while the productivity of non-exercising employees decreased 50% during the final two hours of the workday, those who had an exercise plan in place worked at full efficiency all day. This represents a 12.5% higher overall productivity level in exercisers as compared to non-exercisers.
Studies at DuPont and General Mills, which implemented comprehensive wellness education and programming, found 14% to 19% reductions in absenteeism. General Electric reported an astounding 45% decrease in absenteeism!
"As a Certified Health Coach, I facilitate high-quality, interactive Employee Health and Wellness Workshops,” said Ross. "My workshops educate employees about simple but profound changes they can make to create a healthier life and more efficient day, and reduce their stress. Workshops are a great first step to help you improve workplace health, support employees’ wellness and experience many of the benefits described above.
She continued: "Some of the things they'll learn include: Foods and lifestyle choices that can cause poor health; the effects of sugar on health and energy; how to make better food choices at work and at home; how to improve lifestyle, including exercise and relaxation; actions to achieve personal goals; options for ongoing support after the Workshop
Employers benefit in a big way, too, by positively tapping the bottom line, seeing such things as:
Organizational Benefits of Employee Health Education
By providing educational workshops to employees on how to improve eating habits, reduce stress and increase healthy lifestyle activities, organization experience the following benefits:
Decreased healthcare costs
Increased employee satisfaction
Enhanced workplace community
Improved recruitment and retention of high-achieving employees
For more information, please visit her website at: www.irenefross.com.
Irene Ross is a certified health and nutrition coach who helps people get off the diet roller coaster—to lose the weight, keep it off, while looking and feeling healthy, energetic and happy.
Author of the e-book, Sugar’s Sour Story and of the forthcoming book, 25 Ways to Fire Up Your Life: Increase Energy, Get More Done in Less Time, Balance Your Life, she is also a wellness pro for the 4-legged furry children, writing often on the topics of pet nutrition and health. That blog is: www.furryfriendshavefun.wordpress.com.
She'll be on a radio show on January 2 at 9:30 AM to discuss the connection between positive thinking/gratitude and overall health and well-being. To listen: