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Workplace Wellness Programs Work

Employees who used them lost weight, lowered heart disease risk, study finds

TUESDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) — Workplace wellness programs help employees lose weight and reduce their risk of heart disease, a new study shows. U.S. researchers followed 757 hospital workers who took part in a voluntary 12-week, team-based wellness program that focused on diet and exercise. Data on the participants’ weight, lifestyle behavior and heart disease risk factors were collected at the start of the study, at the end of the wellness program and a year after the program ended.

http://www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=636479

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The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute offers tips on how to prevent and control heart disease.

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March 3, 2010 - Posted by | Chronic conditions, healthcare, High Blood Pressure | , , , ,

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