Don’t miss Dr. Jon Robison’s Webinar – “Health for Every Body: Making Peace With Our Bodies and Our Food” — put on by the National Wellness Institute on Thursday, March 20 at noon CDT.
Here’s why I recommend this Webinar:
It’s jaw dropping how so much time, money, and national treasure is being wasted on irrational and ineffective workplace wellness programs when infinitely superior strategies and tactics are available. The “Health for Every Body” approach is a breath of fresh air because it makes sense and is based on science.
Too Much Hyperventilating About Obesity
Business managers and their army of consultants are in a big panic about big people at work. It’s like everybody in the nation’s C-suites are experiencing acquired glycogen deficiency and their thought processes are failing.
I told one boss there was a bit too much hyperventilating going on about the need to slim down obese workers. Not that the issue of obesity isn’t important; it’s just that obese peoples’ collective death wish, and the resulting national financial Armageddon, are greatly exaggerated.
In this particular case, this workplace was considering some cockamamie, nightmare of a weight loss contest based on BMI (body mass index). In my opinion, using BMI is one of the worst of several really bad metrics being used at workplaces to evaluate health.
Awhile back I asked my friend and colleague, Dr. Jon Robison (an expert on the subject), what he thought of weight-loss programs at workplaces. Here’s what he said:
“Nothing in the scientific literature over the last quarter century is as well documented as the abject failure of weight-loss interventions. Yet, they continue to be one of the most common wellness interventions at the workplace.” Jon Robison, PhD, MS
I’d like to tattoo that quote on a few peoples’ foreheads. Follow Jon’s advice, and you’ll save a ton of dough and avoid a lot of unnecessary workplace drama and stress that a stupid weight-loss program would cause.
Shawn is the President and Founder of Hope Health. For over 30 years, his work has focused on bringing clear, easy-to-read and watch health messages to the public via workplaces. He bills himself as the “Best C+ Student in the Wellness Biz” because, as he says, “I like to challenge the notion that there is no such thing as a stupid question.” Shawn is on a mission to tie workplaces into their surrounding communities to share resources and ideas in an effort to improve the health of all Americans.
You may reach Shawn at sconnors@HopeHealth.com or 800-334-4094.