Tag Archives: health costs
Ask yourself how often you get a full uninterrupted night’s sleep… do you ever? If your answer is sometimes, rarely or never, you are not alone! We now know that sleep impacts EVERY part of our mental, physical and emotional … Continue reading
In recent years there have been numerous articles written about the physical toll of being sedentary. Excessive sitting is associated with 34 chronic diseases and conditions! Studies show that sitting too much has been linked to cardiovascular events like heart attack, … Continue reading
We very often write about the impact that sleep (or lack of it) has on every aspect of our lives, especially the lives of shift workers. The results of a new study have been released which might further explain the … Continue reading
Social media is proving to be an important tool for employers trying to encourage their employees to participate in Wellness Programs or to achieve weight/health goals. With much of the population looking at text messages, Facebook and Twitter each day, … Continue reading
Doctors apply standard care to patients without considering individual patients situation or lifestyles. Shift workers should make sure their doctors know they work shift work and have this unique lifestyle factored into considerations about health prevention and treatment. Continue reading
According to a report by U.S. PIRG, health care spending rose 56 percent from 2000 to 2006, versus an inflation rate of just 18 percent and wage increases of 20 percent. This forced employers to choose between reducing benefits, limiting pay increases, and hiring fewer employees. Furthermore, shift workers represent 10 percent of the working population but they account for 17 percent of the health care costs. Zeroing in on this group of workers will provide an employer more bang for their health care buck.