Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science


Occupational Medicine


Elyse Watkins DHSc. PA-C, DFAAPA



Purpose: The purpose of this article is to review the need, implementation,

benefits of a successful workplace wellness program.

Method: An initial search of PubMed, Medline, and Google Scholar will be utilized to support the theory that healthy lifestyle choices may mitigate chronic disease. An unbiased analysis of the implementation of the wellness program will be examined. A retrospective analysis of unidentifiable, untraceable aggregate data will be investigated to determine if key metrics are reduced.

Results: The need for healthy lifestyle changes are necessary for the majority of the target population. There are certain criteria that produce a successful Wellness program.

Conclusion: The need for healthy lifestyle choices is quite apparent. It is estimated that by 2030 50% of the population will be obese.1 Obesity is related to numerous morbidities such as Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) and cardiovascular events. Effectively lowering rates of obesity may mitigate the risk of chronic illness. A well designed and comprehensively implemented workplace Wellness program will provide the necessary tools to allow employees


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