Healthy Balance Toolkit for Businesses
Did you know that 75 percent of health care costs are spent treating chronic diseases that are preventable or reversible? By focusing on health and prevention, you can empower your employees to make better choices that lead to improved health. And better health means better business performance.
Six healthy challenges
Which challenge will your organization work on next?
Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables helps maintain a healthy weight and may lower risk for stroke, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even some cancers—yet less than two in 10 adults eat the recommended amount. Encourage your employees to add colorful fruits and vegetables to their plates every day.
Why Colorful Plates?
Colorful Plates Vegetable Challenge
Colorful Plates Challenge
Colorful Plates Newsletter Article
Colorful Plates Fill Your Plate Poster
Colorful Plates Take Five Poster
Colorful Plates Flyer
Minutes in Motion
Regular physical activity lowers your risk for stroke, heart attack, diabetes, depression and bone fractures. It may also help you stay mentally sharp as you age. Help your workforce reach the recommended goal of 30 minutes of daily physical activity by incorporating more "Minutes in Motion" into the work day.
Why Minutes in Motion?
Minutes in Motion Challenge
Minutes in Motion Newsletter Article
Minutes in Motion Exercise Where You Work poster
Minutes in Motion Strength And Flexibility poster
Minutes in Motion Flyer
Forget power lunches. Breakfast is the real power meal. Studies show eating breakfast improves concentration, problem-solving ability, mental performance, memory and mood. And people who regularly eat a healthy breakfast are less likely to become overweight or obese. Help your workforce start the day right by making time for a healthy morning meal every day.
It’s estimated that American’s get 26% of their total daily calories from snacks. Making healthy snack choices is a critical component to creating a healthier lifestyle and warding off excess weight. Help your workforce avoid "empty calories" by choosing more wisely when the next snack attack hits.
As a nation, we’re eating larger portions than in years past. Plus, we’re more distracted when we eat—inhaling our food at our desks, on the run, and in front of the TV—which keeps us from realizing how much we’re eating. Help your workforce learn how to make smart choices about smart servings.
Over the years, there’s been an explosion of new beverage choices and sizes, and with that has come changes in our drink habits. Americans now consume nearly 25% of their daily calories from beverages—nearly double what we drank in the 1960s. With so many choices comes the need for your workforce to make multiple "drink think" decisions.
You can also visit the Healthy Balance Toolkit for Individuals