Eighty-two percent of the U.S. population is linked in some way to a worksite. With the exception of sleeping, people spend more of their waking hours at work than anywhere else, making it a prime venue for promoting healthful habits.
When it comes to employee health, it takes more than just offering sick days to keep your employees healthy and productive. Worksite health promotion programs can have a positive effect on health status, reduce absenteeism, improve productivity, and increase morale.
The Overall Goal of Get Fit Kauai’s Worksite Wellness Task Force is to increase opportunities for physical activity and healthful nutrition in the workplaces. Through healthful eating and regular physical activity, the workers of Kauai will reduce the burden of disease, increase years of healthy life, and reduce health disparities.