General Wellness Solutions: Choose Wellness, Not Just Healthcare
Wellness means making life choices in your diet, exercise and how you care for yourself. Applying general wellness solutions can prevent diseases and slow down the signs of aging.
During this episode of McCuistion Television, Dennis McCuistion discusses the benefits of wellness with his panel of experts.
- Boyd D. Lyles, Jr., M.D. – Founding Director, HeartHealth and Wellness Center
- Jeff Brizzolara, PhD, MBA, MPH, – Chief Operating Officer of Elite Wellness USA
- Todd Whitthorne – President and Chief Operating Officer of Cooper Concepts, Inc.
There is a decline in people participating in preventative healthcare services. Historically, 15-20% of the population pays attention to wellness; however, 80% of the population takes up the healthcare costs. The panelists share a common passion for the importance of corporate wellness programs and for preventative methods being more of a focus than traditional healthcare budgets.
Witthorne works with Cooper Concepts, Inc. The founder, Dr. Ken Cooper, is the Father of Aerobics and he and his staff have been in the business of wellness for years. The Cooper Center has concluded that for a person to have overall general wellness, they must first change their habits. Witthorne discusses in more detail how the Cooper Center goes about promoting general wellness for their clients.
Panelists agree that if staff wellness programs were implemented, the risk of losing staff hours based on illness and paying deductibles on preventable illnesses would decrease. Companies simply cannot continue to give out double digits in healthcare when general wellness solutions can prevent many illnesses.
04.26.09 – 1715