Workplace Wellness Programs: Who Really Benefits? | American Society on Aging


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By Lydia Mitts

The baby boom generation is aging, as is America?s workforce. By 2018, one in every four workers?in the nation will be at least 55 years old. Developing effective health promotion interventions?for these workers will be crucial to maintaining a healthy and productive workforce.?

Evidence-based workplace wellness programs that offer tools to support healthy aging can help?older workers maintain active lives. Research shows that offering free support and activities, such?as nutrition classes or walking clubs, can help workers make healthy lifestyle changes. One study?in the American Journal of Public Health by Hughes et al. (101: 2011) found that certain supports,?like in-person health coaching, are particularly effective for older workers.

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