Employers Mistakenly Believe Paying People to "Get Healthy" Works, Reports New White Paper

The Science Behind HES Well-Being Campaigns
The Science Behind HES Well-Being Campaigns
MIDLAND, Mich. - March 22, 2018 - PRLog -- Health Enhancement Systems (HES), world leader in workplace wellness challenges, has released a white paper outlining how it harnesses the power of science and fun to captivate and motivate participants. The Science Behind HES Well-Being Campaigns is based on cross-industry research and more than 25 years of behavior change experience. The piece challenges wellness program norms with proven methods that produce lasting results.

"HES has an acute advantage in the wellness challenge industry; our 25 years equip us with extensive data and a keen understanding of both wellness professional and participant needs," notes Dean Witherspoon, HES CEO and founder. "We thrive on their success and do everything we can to make progress enjoyable and sustainable."

As organizations across the globe recognize the need for population well-being initiatives, many struggle to implement programs that drive lasting change. And to counteract waning interest, many resort to costly incentives ― although studies show this technique markedly ineffective long term.

"There's a difference between practicing healthy habits for the sake of a dollar and doing it to improve your quality of life," explains Witherspoon. "Helping participants find within themselves the reasons and impetus to change is fundamental; employing that intrinsic motivation is a science. Without it, we're missing the target: longlasting well-being for our populations."

To help wellness industry professionals navigate the science of behavior change, this white paper clearly outlines 10 key elements for successful wellness programs including challenging goals, social support, elements of surprise, recognition, and positive psychology. The Science Behind HES Well-Being Campaigns draws on studies from the fields of health, medicine, psychology, adult learning, and more to produce a comprehensive guide for successful wellness programs. Download a free copy at (www.hesonline.com/white-papers).


About HES
HES creates employee well-being programs for organizations in North America and throughout the world. More than 20 engaging wellness challenges have been adopted by thousands of organizations — serving millions of participants. For more information about HES wellness challenges, white papers, SlideShare presentations, and Well-Being Practitioner journal, see HESonline.com or call 800.326.2317.

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