Just like many tasks in life, getting healthy is easy. After all, it must be with all the diets, life style plans, and all that good advice we get from pharmaceutical companies. It seems like everyone has already solved this problem. So why are Americans unhealthy? According to the World Health Organization we rank 37th. That makes us one of the most unhealthy countries in the world! Again, why?
This is one of those situations where the solution is brain dead simple, but actually doing it seems so damned hard. Maybe you should look at this the same way you drive . . . one mile at a time. Sometimes starting with a first step, or a small change is the ONLY way to begin a big task. Don't change everything in your life, just change one. And, I want to help you do that.
As an individual, have you ever tried to change your behavior, break old habits, start new ones? Think of all those new year's resolutions you made. Now, imagine you trying to change the behavior of every driver who works for your company. Someone whom you might not know what motivates them, or who really doesn't want to change, or worse yet, doesn't even know they should change. Would you take that challenge on . . . I think not.
But, here is your real problem. Unhealthy drivers cost you money, and a lot of it. Obesity alone costs $210 billion annually (RWJF 2014). So, for example, how are you going to start recouping money lost from a driver who smokes? Are you really going to get that driver to stop when he/she is out on the road alone every working day of his/her life endulging a habit they have had for maybe 20 years! Here is the good news. You don't, I will.
According to Worksite Indiana,
preventable illness is 80% of the burden of illness and 90% of all health care cost.
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