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Healthy
Workforce
  Wellness Committees: A Health and
  Wellness Program Component

Health and Wellness Committee Duties can Include:
   1. Planning goals, objectives, wellness activities
   2. Assisting with report preparation and participation records
   3. Encouraging employees to find opportunities or make
      suggestions for their own health improvement
   4. Recommending ways to improve the culture of corporate
      health
   5. Selecting and promoting the wellness program
   6. Ensuring follow-up counseling/doctor's appointments occur
   7. Gathering and posting educational material in the worksite
      and on the intranet
   8. Mediating communication between employees, wellness
      program staff and management
   9. Mentoring employees into the company health and wellness
      culture
Employees Program

   Physical Activity Programs
   Life span wellness center
   Health promotions programs
WALKING FOR FITNESS


   What is it?                               Why Participate?
    Walking for Fitness is a program           · Reduces stress
    designed to promote healthy                · Burns body fat
    lifestyles by making walking and           · Raises metabolism
    jogging a fun experience.                  · Lowers high blood pressure
    Who is it for?                             · Slows aging
    The program is intended for the            · Elevates mood
    faculty and staff of CSUF.                 · Improves flexibility
    Where is it?                               · Better quality of life
    There are 6 routes mapped out              · Reduces incidence of cancer,
    throughout the CSUF campus,                diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and
    ranging from 0.5 miles to 2.1 miles.       other diseases
    Choose a route based upon your             · Every minute of walking can extend
    preference and convenience.                your life 1.5 to 2 minutes
    When is it?                                · Longer, moderately paced walking is
    This program is designed to be             good for loosing weight
    utilized at your own convenience.          · Shorter, faster walking is good for a
    Walk during lunch if you are               healthy heart and lungs Health
    teaching; before, between, or after        Promotion Programs
    classes; or buddy up with someone
    who has a similar schedule.
 Stages of Change in Adding
 Physical Activity Into Your Life-
 Where Are You?
 These stages represent a spiral path to
  adopting regular physical activity into your
  life. Each stage takes a period of time to
  acquaint yourself with new behaviors.
   Effort and commitment is needed in all stages.
    You will move through each stage as you are
    ready to change. The interesting part of this
    model is that is recognizes you may not always
    move forward in a straight line. There will be
    times when you lapse, going back to an earlier
    stage. Then the time will come when you are
    ready to advance forward. This is expected and
    part of the process of adopting new behaviors.
    You will progress when you are ready.
 Stage 1— Not ready for change
Pro’s                      Become stronger
 Maintain a healthy       Discover enjoyable
   weight                   new activities
 Feel better in body,     Feel better about your
   mind & spirit            body
 Live longer by           Have fun
   reducing the risk of
   heart disease
 Look at your best
 Feel less tired and
   have more energy to
   get things done
 Reduce the feeling of
   tension/ stress
Con’s
 Don’t know how to find time in the day for physical activity
 Are busy & stressed and you don't want to take on another
   challenge.
 Want to spend your free time with your family and fear that
   a physical activity routine will interfere.
 Find physical activity boring. Think that you need to spend
   money on special equipment or health clubs to become
   more active.
 Have some lingering doubts about becoming more active.
 Don't like to sweat and you don't want to shower afterward.
 Don't know how to exercise. Are concerned about how you
   look while exercising or wearing exercise clothes.
 Have aches and pains that keep you from physical activity.
 Are too old to start or learn how.
Stage 2 — Thinking about Change


   Find the time

   Remember your physical activity successes and
    interests

   Develop a support network

   Recall your current level of activity

   Set small, specific goals

   Reward yourself

   Develop long-term vision
Stage 3 — Preparing for Action


   Develop support
   Find the time
   Make change a priority
   Create a plan of action
   Monitor your Progress
   Reward yourself
   Use your long term vision
Stage 4 — Taking Action


 Create balance in your life
 Support yourself in thoughts and
  action
 Pat on the back
 Review long-term vision
 Utilize your support network
 Plan for setbacks
Work Environment

 Offer healthy foods in the cafeteria and/ or
  vending machines.
 Invite the Red Cross, Philippine Heart
  Association, Philippine Cancer Society and
  other organizations to conduct educational
  workshops at your facility.
 Offer flextime for employees that want to
  exercise at lunch- time.
 Provide information to employees
  by distributing free brochures and
  wellness newsletters.
 Provide free health screenings.
 Provide partially reimbursed
  memberships to off site health
  facilities.
 Provide showers and a locker room
  at the work-site.
 Becoming proactive in your employees
  health makes good business sense.
  Promoting wellness programs can have a
  substantial impact on profitability by
  reducing health care costs, increasing
  productivity, decreasing absenteeism and
  by providing a positive, healthy work
  environment. Wellness programs may be
  one of the few employee benefits that pays
  money back to the organization.
Job stress
   Accidents
   Absenteeism
   Employee turnover
   Diminished productivity
   Direct medical and insurance cost
   Stress: How to Cope Better With
   Life's Challenges

What causes stress?
  Feelings of stress are caused by the
  body's instinct to defend itself. This
  instinct is good in emergencies, such as
  getting out of the way of a speeding car.
  But stress can cause physical symptoms
  if it goes on for too long, such as in
  response to life's daily challenges and
  changes.
What changes may be stressful?
What changes may be stressful?
 Any sort of change can make you feel stressed, even
  good change. It's not just the change or event itself,
  but also how you react to it that matters. What's
  stressful is different for each person. For example,
  one person may feel stressed by retiring from work,
  while someone else may not.

   Other things that may be stressful include being laid
   off from your job, your child leaving or returning
   home, the death of your spouse, divorce or marriage,
   an illness, an injury, a job promotion, money
   problems, moving, or having a baby.
Possible signs of stress

   Anxiety
   Back pain
   Constipation or diarrhea
   Depression
   Fatigue
   Headaches
   High blood pressure
   Insomnia
   Problems with relationships
   Shortness of breath
   Stiff neck
   Upset stomach
   Weight gain or loss
Managing Stress
 The first step is to learn to recognize when you're
  feeling stressed. Early warning signs of stress
  include tension in your shoulders and neck, or
  clenching your hands into fists.

   The next step is to choose a way to deal with
   your stress. One way is to avoid the event or
   thing that leads to your stress--but often this is
   not possible. A second way is to change how you
   react to stress. This is often the best way.
Managing Stress
Tips for dealing with stress
 Don't worry about things you can't control, such as the
   weather.
 Prepare to the best of your ability for events you know may
   be stressful, such as a job interview.
 Try to look at change as a positive challenge, not as a
   threat.
 Work to resolve conflicts with other people.
 Talk with a trusted friend, family member or counselor.
 Set realistic goals at home and at work.
 Exercise on a regular basis.
 Eat well-balanced meals and get enough sleep.
 Meditate.
 Participate in something you don't find stressful, such as
   sports, social events or hobbies.
Managing Stress
 Exercise is a good way to deal with stress because it's
  a healthy way to relieve your pent-up energy and
  tension. It also helps you get in better shape, which
  makes you feel better overall.

Meditation

Steps to deep breathing
 Lie down on a flat surface.
 Place a hand on your stomach, just above your navel. Place the
   other hand on your chest.
 Breathe in slowly and try to make your stomach rise a little.
 Hold your breath for a second.
 Breathe out slowly and let your stomach go back down
Managing Stress

 Meditation is a form of guided thought. It can take many
   forms. You may do it with exercise that uses the same motions
   over and over, like walking or swimming. You may meditate by
   practicing relaxation training, by stretching or by breathing deeply.
   Relaxation training is easy. Start with one muscle. Hold it tight for
   a few seconds then relax the muscle. Do this with each of your
   muscles.
   Stretching can also help relieve tension. Roll your head in a gentle
   circle. Reach toward the ceiling and bend side to side slowly. Roll
   your shoulders.
   Deep, relaxed breathing (see the box to the right) by itself may
   help relieve stress. This helps you get plenty of oxygen.
Mental Health & Behavior
What is good emotional health?

   People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their
    thoughts, feelings and behaviors. They feel good about
    themselves and have good relationships. They can keep
    problems in perspective.
    It's important to remember that people who have good
    emotional health sometimes have emotional problems or
    mental illness. Mental illness often has a physical cause,
    such as a chemical imbalance in the brain. Stress and
    problems with family, work or school can sometimes trigger
    mental illness or make it worse. However, people who are
    emotionally healthy have learned ways to cope with stress
    and problems. They know when they need to seek help
    from their doctor or a counselor.
Mental Health & Behavior
What about anger?
     People are sometimes not aware of what causes
  their anger, how much anger they are holding inside
  or how to express anger. You may be angry about
  certain events or your own or other people's actions.
  Also, many little things can build up to make you feel
  that life is unfair.

   If you find yourself becoming increasingly irritable or
   taking unhealthy risks (like drinking too much or
   abusing drugs), you may have a problem dealing with
   anger. It's very important to talk with your doctor or a
   counselor about getting help
Mental Health & Behavior
Tips on dealing with your emotions
 Learn to express your feelings in appropriate
  ways. It's important to let people close to you
  know when something is bothering you.
  Keeping feelings of sadness or anger inside
  takes extra energy and can cause problems in
  your relationships and at work or school.
 Think before you act. Emotions can be
  powerful. But before you get carried away by
  your emotions and say or do something you
  might regret, give yourself time to think.
Mental Health & Behavior
 Strive for balance in your life. Make time for
  things you enjoy. Focus on positive things in your
  life.
 Take care of your physical health. Your physical
  health can affect your emotional health. Take
  care of your body by exercising regularly, eating
  healthy meals and getting enough sleep. Don't
  abuse drugs or alcohol.
Mental Health & Behavior
How does stress affect my emotions?

  Your body responds to stress by making stress
  hormones. These hormones help your body respond
  to situations of extreme need. But when your body
  makes too many of these hormones for a long period
  of time, the hormones wear down your body -- and
  your emotions. People who are under stress a lot are
  often emotional, anxious, irritable and even
  depressed.
  If possible, try to change the situation that is causing
  your stress. Relaxation methods, such as deep
  breathing and meditation, and exercise are also useful
  ways to cope with stress

								
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