Corporate Programs…..Health is wealth..
Unfortunately, most corporate programs are prepackaged, and do not dig to the root of issues. We all know that productive, engaged employees are the very best asset for a company. Health is wealth. We all get wrapped up in the rat race of life, and unfortunately, health is not nurtured, until there is something wrong.
Many of the issues a company has with employees – absenteeism, lack of productivity or focus….are based on underlying dysfunction of health.
Cellular health minimizes those saboteurs which lead to poorly optimized health, enabling happiness, strength, empowerment, productivity – and yes – prevent illness.
Creating a process which is individualized, carries the person beyond the end of the program, engages participation and the mindset to continue….is not only best for the employee – but is a sound investment for the company.
Health is Wealth – Health for the employee, wealth for the company.
Far too many programs are temporary at best, or completely unrealistic for the employee to embrace. Reality, not theories of shoulds and should nots, need to guide the health process. Your employees’ realities are the template for an effective corporate program. Here are the most common pitfalls of typical employee health programs.
Top 10 Most Common Mistakes of Corporate Health Programs
- They are “programs”. Right away this implies a finite, set time, usually based on a predetermined agenda. Let’s help our employees on a process to evolve into healthier steps and give them the tools to continue this process.
- Don’t help the participants set the right goals – often unrealistic, superficial, or non health centric goals are set which lead to non compliance or learned helplessness. Many people reach for superficial goals normally associated with a fitness program which are temporary at best. By guiding them to dig a few levels deeper, addressing their own unique set of needs and any pre existing demands in their lives – a sustainable growth oriented process is developed and embraced. And yes, those original more superficial goals will be achieved in a more livable lifestyle.
- The Program is based on “pop fitness” vs. cellular fitness which is the only way to address health issues. If the Pop fitness paradigm doesn’t fit – which it usually doesn’t – leads to frustration and a sense of failure. The other aspect that very few consider – the “pop fitness” paradigm can be dangerous for many. Instead of fitness from the outside and assuming its helping on the inside (big assumption) fitness needs to be addressed from the inside out.
- Programs are one size fits all – not addressing needs, time, medical issues – possibly creating greater biological mayhem. Needs assessments do not have to be that complicated – and they set the stage for compliance and employee confidence. We all like to feel someone cares about us – not just filling in forms checking off boxes.
- Corporate Programs present a list of “shoulds” and “should nots” – Nobody is looking to feel deprived, guilted or more on their to do list. None of us are looking for another miserable thing to do in our lives.
- Missing Measurable Outcomes: The process helps participants recognize progress & work through setbacks providing mathematically measured success at regular intervals. Nothing assures adherence more than progress and victory.
- The Providers: most “fitness professionals” are limited to the limited outer appearances side of fitness mentioned earlier. The same information can be obtained searching online. That same information we shake our heads and say “tried it”. An understanding of hormones, circadian rhythms, agents in their environment that can be sabotaging their efforts beyond junk food in the cupboard and no time for exercise …if these many deeper aspects of cellular health are not incorporated – the program is far too simplistic, misleading and incomplete.
- Lack of Accountability: We all have greater appreciation when we have invested time and effort into the project. Employees need to see a direct , quantitative relationship between individual changes and outcomes
- Follow through – Evolution did not happen in 1 session new habits. Psychologists say it takes 2 months of consistency to integrate a new lifestyle habit. Progression into habits often takes 2-3 cycles of testing, growth and evolution. We all know about going to a seminar – getting all Ra Ra – and then….flatline. A complete process needs tapered follow through
- Fitness Baggage…Attitude is everything. We all have experiences we are less proud of – and unfortunately that baggage weighs us down and doesn’t allow us to move forward. The go forward is far too often nothing more than either a pep talk or lost in the fine print.
We all need to feel valued and appreciated. Implementing a “Health is Wealth” mantra proves to employees, their health is wealth…. and yes we include partners too!
Nurture a person’s heartbeat – Nurture the Corporate heartbeat!
Corporate wellness….Health is Wealth
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Corporate Programs are the #1 way to effectively touch the lives of the most people. Nothing prepackaged, each process uniquely sculpted to employee health needs from the cell, infused with fun and camaraderie to build your corporate health culture.
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- Shira is regularly consulted by Naturopaths, oncologists, health coaches on cancer exercise and exercise adherence.
- Has assembled over 20 health and fitness professionals with varying specialties to bring to corporate programs
- Platforms include: Speaking, One-one/group health coaching, Retreats, Course development for in house delivery, Metrics to measure success available, Partners always included
- Now offering live interactive webinars, just as if each participant has a personal health coach – making corporate wellness programs affordable to all.
- Radio Talkshow host Health and Fitness Radio
- Shira has been interviewed & published in hundreds of resources over the last 12 years:
Articles featured in: ezines, ArticlesInk, European Registry of Exercise Professionals, The National Post, Investment Executive Magazine, Directory of Greater Toronto, Canadian Leukemia & Lymphoma Association, Prostate Cancer Canada, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Anytime Fitness, Today’s Black Woman, Today’s Seniors, Medical Fitness Network, FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered), Willow (Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support), Cancer Exercise Training Institute, Urban Poling for Breast Cancer, ROW – Recovery on Water for Breast Cancer
Shira has been interviewed on: City TV, CTV, National Public Radio, Sirius XM Dr. Rehab Dr. Jonathan Whiteson & The Sports Medicine Show, Living Cancer Free, Web Talk Radio, Voice America, Obesity Control Center, Investment Executive