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Get your tennis shoes on!Come on, let’s go for a walk. : Get your tennis shoes on!Come on, let’s go for a walk. University of Southern Indiana HP 305 Health Promotion in the Workplace by Penny Chastain, Madonna Ecker, and Cathy Willis Purpose of presentation: To promote health wellness through walking Resource tool for employers & employees to assist in the development of a worksite health wellness program Discussion: Health benefits of walking Employer & employee incentives and rewards for walking Making “Cents” and keeping track of your walking activity We’re Born to WalkHealy, B. (2006). We’re born to walk. U.S. News & World Report 140 (24), 70. Retrieved September 20, 2008 from Academic Search Premier. : We’re Born to WalkHealy, B. (2006). We’re born to walk. U.S. News & World Report 140 (24), 70. Retrieved September 20, 2008 from Academic Search Premier. Researchers have recently discovered that certain genes strive to make healthier, sturdier, longer-living humans These genes need to be stimulated by an appropriate dose of physical activity 140 or more exercise-related genes awaken by engaging in physical exercise These genes make proteins with wide-ranging benefits to Body metabolism, muscle mass, fat deposition, blood vessels, & immune function Walking Improves HealthLevine, J.A. (2007). Exercise: A Walk in the Park? Mayo Clinic Proceedings 82 (7), 797- 798. Retrieved September 20, 2008 from Academic Search Premier. : Walking Improves HealthLevine, J.A. (2007). Exercise: A Walk in the Park? Mayo Clinic Proceedings 82 (7), 797- 798. Retrieved September 20, 2008 from Academic Search Premier. People who are able to sustain high-duration, high-intensity exercise are healthier than people who rarely exercise Low-intensity activity can have as many health and physiological benefits as high-intensity exercise Walking is accessible to more people than high-intensity exercise both in tolerance and cost Fewer activity-associated injuries occur with walking The Benefits of WalkingMacDonald, P. (2006). Small steps make a big difference. Practice Nurse 31 (1), 26-27. Retrieved September 20, 2008 from Academic Search Premier. : The Benefits of WalkingMacDonald, P. (2006). Small steps make a big difference. Practice Nurse 31 (1), 26-27. Retrieved September 20, 2008 from Academic Search Premier. Increased energy Stronger bones and muscles Better balance, strength, suppleness and mobility Reduced cholesterol and improved blood lipid profile Enhanced mental well-being Improved flexibility and coordination—reduced risk of falls Improved immunity to minor illness More independence in later life Improved sleep Better maintenance of a health weight Sense of achievement With just one step you can make a giant leap toward improving your health and well-being : With just one step you can make a giant leap toward improving your health and well-being Everyone is encouraged To accumulate any walking combination that totals 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity every day, such as three 10 minute sessions Walking regimen goal To lose weight—walk long short distance To build overall fitness—walk faster or uphill Upton, J. (2005). Walk yourself well: EN’s step-by-step guide to good health. Environmental Nutrition 28 (9), 1-6. Retrieved September 20, 2008 from Academic Search Premier. Walking reduces the risk of:Upton, J. (2005). Walk yourself well: EN’s step-by-step guide to good health. Environmental Nutrition 28 (9), 1-6. Retrieved September 20, 2008 from Academic Search Premier. : Walking reduces the risk of:Upton, J. (2005). Walk yourself well: EN’s step-by-step guide to good health. Environmental Nutrition 28 (9), 1-6. Retrieved September 20, 2008 from Academic Search Premier. Heart disease Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes Stroke High blood pressure Metabolic syndrome Walking can reduce stress Helps control body weight—even belly fat Walking builds bone to help prevent osteoporosis and Tones and tightens your muscles—relieving arthritis symptoms Who Benefits Most?Upton, J. (2005). Walk yourself well: EN’s step-by-step guide to good health. Environmental Nutrition 28 (9), 1-6. Retrieved September 20, 2008 from Academic Search Premier. : Who Benefits Most?Upton, J. (2005). Walk yourself well: EN’s step-by-step guide to good health. Environmental Nutrition 28 (9), 1-6. Retrieved September 20, 2008 from Academic Search Premier. Dr. Ann McDermott, Human Nutrition Research center on Aging in Boston Walking exercise benefits people of all ages Sedentary people obtain greater benefits from doing even a little bit of exercise The more fit you become, the harder it becomes to gain additional benefits from walking A study from the National Institute on Aging Inactive older people were twice as likely to become limited in their mobility Women who walked 4 miles/week were 54% less likely to be bothered by a health-related condition. Men were 72 % less likely Walking as little as 2 hours/week was helpful Slide 8: A Baltimore longitudinal study of aging reports: Exercising can improve lung capacity by 15% to 25% which can make your breathing ability like that of someone 10-20 years younger. Even though aerobic capacity inevitably declines, exercising makes everything you do easier. Upton, J. (2005). Walk yourself well: EN’s step-by-step guide to good health. Environmental Nutrition 28 (9), 1-6. Retrieved September 20, 2008 from Academic Search Premier. EN’s Walking Workout Basics: If over 50, consult your family physician before starting walking program Be seen—wear reflective apparel Be safe—walk in public areas or walk with a partner Warm up: Before your walk—step in place 2-3 minutes to slowly raise heart rate, in addition do light stretching before & after your walk Rocky RoadUpton, J. (2005). Walk yourself well: EN’s step-by-step guide to good health. Environmental Nutrition 28 (9), 1-6. Retrieved September 20, 2008 from Academic Search Premier. : Rocky RoadUpton, J. (2005). Walk yourself well: EN’s step-by-step guide to good health. Environmental Nutrition 28 (9), 1-6. Retrieved September 20, 2008 from Academic Search Premier. A study from the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland Participants over 60-years-old improved their balance and even their blood pressure when they walked on cobblestones for a half-hour a day compared to those walking on a smooth surface for an hour three times a week Walking on uneven surfaces may improve balance by aiding inner ear functioning, which otherwise wanes with age Incentives for Employers & Employees : Incentives for Employers & Employees Engage and inspire employees Drive productivity and increase sales Create a culture of recognition by incorporating a Rethink Rewards Program Pay for performance Suleman, R., Chin, C., Danziger, J., & Ferron, C. (2008). ReThinkRewards. How it works: It’s as easy as reward, redeem and receive. Retrieved October 4, 2008 from http://www.rethinkrewards. com/HowItWorks Starting a Worksite Wellness Program : Starting a Worksite Wellness Program Worksite wellness for Tompkins County (2007). Steps for starting a worksite wellness program. Retrieved October 4, 2008 from http://www.co.tompkins.ny.us/wellness/ worksite/ workwell/stepsdescrip.html WELCOA, Wellness Council of America (n.d.). Crafting an operating plan. Retrieved October 4, 2008 from infopoint.welcoa.org/blueprints/blueprint1/publications/ wi_operating_plan. html Tips for Choosing Appropriate Interventions : Tips for Choosing Appropriate Interventions WELCOA, Wellness Council of America (n.d.). 1. Capturing senior level support. Retrieved October 22, 2008 from http://www.welcoa.org/wellworkplace/index.php?category=2 More Tips for Choosing Appropriate Interventions : More Tips for Choosing Appropriate Interventions WELCOA, Wellness Council of America (n.d.). 1. Capturing senior level support. Retrieved October 22, 2008 from http://www.welcoa.org/wellworkplace/index. php?category=2 Appropriate Interventions & Rewards : Appropriate Interventions & Rewards Focus on what senior management wants the wellness program to achieve Reduce the health risk factors that cost the most in medical claims and productivity Improve long term health of employees Provide incentives to motivate & increase morale Award prizes & recognition for participation Have fun Worksite wellness for Tompkins County (2007). Steps for starting a worksite wellness program. Retrieved October 4, 2008 from http://www.co.tompkins.ny.us/wellness/ worksite/workwell/stepsdescrip.html WELCOA, Wellness Council of America (n.d.). Choosing appropriate interventions. Retrieved October 4, 2008 from http://www.welcoa.org/wellworkplace/index.php? cat=2&page=8 Making “Cents” ofWorkplace Wellness : Making “Cents” ofWorkplace Wellness An objective for Healthy People 2010, 75% of all workplaces will offer a comprehensive employee health promotion program Evidence shows that most causes of premature death and disability are preventable and controllable; this includes many forms of heart disease and some cancers Partnership for Prevention. (2001). Healthy Workforce 2010. An essential health promotion sourcebook for employers, large and small. Creating change with healthy people 2010. Retrieved October 2, 2008 from http://www.prevent.org/images/stories/ Files/ publications/Healthy_Workforce_2010.pdf Making “Cents” ofWorkplace Wellness (Cont’d) : Making “Cents” ofWorkplace Wellness (Cont’d) Preventative health services Behavior changes Cost savings Improved focus, job satisfaction, and reduced absenteeism Enhanced corporate image Partnership for Prevention. (2001). Healthy Workforce 2010. An essential health promotion sourcebook for employers, large and small. Creating change with healthy people 2010. Retrieved October 2, 2008 from http://www.prevent.org/images/stories/ Files/ publications/Healthy_Workforce_2010.pdf Making “Cents” ofWorkplace Wellness (Cont’d) : Making “Cents” ofWorkplace Wellness (Cont’d) Absenteeism was reduced by 41% compared to a control group in a six month workplace pedometer-based intervention study where the participating employees averaged 10,000 steps a day. This study showed that for every one dollar spent on employees the return on investment savings of $5.90!!! Walking Spree. (n.d.). Step up wellness slim down costs: Only 1 of every 3 people at your workplace isn’t overweight. Retrieved October 1, 2008 from http://walkingspree. com/corporate One Step in Front of the Other : One Step in Front of the Other Mark distances with masking tape on stairwells Walk at lunch individually or in groups Have a “Wear Your Sneakers Day” to promote walking Wear a pedometer Once a month brown bag lunch seminars American Heart Association. (2007). Start! Fit-friendly companies program promotes corporate wellness, cultural change. Retrieved October 1, 2008 from http://www.whatsnewinpharma.com/Pharma/ Articles.aspx.10885 Keeping Track : Keeping Track Employee self-report (notebook, log) USB (Universal Serial Bus) pedometer Company specific website Steps Out. (2008). Workplace wellness. Retrieved Oct 2, 2008 from http://stepsout.com/workplace_wellness.asp Walking Spree. (n.d.). Step up wellness slim down costs: Only 1 of every 3 people at your workplace isn’t overweight. Retrieved October 1, 2008 from http://walking spree.com /corporate Walking Promotes Health Wellness : Walking Promotes Health Wellness Walking has many benefits for employers and employees You can do it! Develop a walking wellness program Make walking a part of your daily routine! See you later, Let’s walk same time tomorrow, okay!

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