According to the U.S. Department of Human Services, more than 60% of U.S. adults do not engage in the recommended amount of physical activity. Additionally, about 25% of U.S. adults are not active at all. Our health is directly related to our physical health.
Being healthy is not only good for the employee; it is also good for the employer. Employers can reduce health care costs and benefits by encouraging a healthier workforce. In an effort to improve the health of Salem County’s workforce, the Salem Health & Wellness Foundation and the New Jersey Department of Health have partnered to establish a worksite wellness initiative with a focus on increasing physical activity.
Businesses participating in the initiative receive technical assistance and training to enable their employees to increase their physical activity through their workday. Employers also have access and are encouraged to complete the NJ worksite wellness toolkit: Working Well in NJ. The following seven businesses are participating: B.R. Williams, Inc., Chemours, Farmers Mutual of Salem, Ranch Hope, Inc., Salem Community College, Salem County Board of Social Services and Dempsey Weiss & Associates Insurance.
If your business is interested in learning more about this initiative, please call the Foundation at (856) 299-4460.