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Worksite Smoking Cessation & Nutrition Counseling

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Smoking is a major cause of cancer, heart disease, bronchitis, emphysema, and stroke. According to the American Lung Association, smoking-related illness in the US costs more than $300 billion a year, including over $175 billion in direct medical care for adults and $156 billion in lost productivity. For every employee who quits smoking, employers can save nearly $6,000 per year.

Poor eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle can lead to overweight and obesity, which contribute to a myriad of health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, stroke, and cancer. All of these are serious illnesses that can take a toll on your workforce, from missed work days and decreased productivity to increased insurance claims and higher premiums.

Smoking cessation and nutrition counseling are two of the most popular components of workplace wellness programs. Employees who take advantage of these programs to change unhealthy habits will improve their health and quality of life while employers will benefit from healthier, more productive employees and a decrease in health care costs.

HealthCore Services can help you establish and promote smoking cessation and nutrition counseling programs at your workplace. We will connect you with local counselors, registered dieticians, and health coaches who will work with your employees on specific lifestyle changes:

  • Quitting smoking and tobacco use
  • Replacing unhealthy food choices with healthy choices
  • Preparing nutritious meals and snacks
  • Establishing appropriate portions
  • Reading food labels
  • Getting regular exercise
  • Losing and maintaining weight

Counselors will provide personalized recommendations and continuous support to help your employees achieve their health goals.

For more information on how to make smoking cessation and nutrition counseling available to your employees, speak to one of our HealthCore professionals. Call (405) 551-0624 today for your complimentary consultation.