I came across this great piece on workplace weight-loss programs, Dances With Fat — Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness Are Not Size Dependent. And don’t miss the opportunity to meet the author of that post, Who Is This Chick?
There are a lot of “weight-loss contests” going on at workplaces. Even though as Dr. Jon Robison says, “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.” According to an article in Businessweek, 65% of all employers offer weight-loss programs at the workplace.
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.