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Are workplace wellness programs effective in promoting better health and productivity among employees,including stress reduction? Why or why not? Facts that support the position.

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1. Are workplace wellness programs effective in promoting better health and productivity among employees, including stress reduction? Why or why not? Facts that support the position.

Workplace Wellness programs MIGHT BE EFFECTIVE in mitigating the rising cost of insurance by improving employee health, reducing demand for medical services, lowering the cost of insurance for firms, and by decreasing the cash firms lose to unhealthy employees by increasing productivity and reducing absenteeism. (http://www.mjpa.umich.edu/articles/Archive/2007/Silberman-WorkplaceWellness-Final07.pdf)

Does it reduce stress? Stress is implicated in many diseases and mood disorders (depression, anxiety) which are linked to lower productivity and absenteeism. One would therefore expect that wellness and preventive programs that include relaxation and exercise might help ...

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