Wellness and fitness programs sponsored by and conducted in organizations have historically aimed at enhancing individual health, providing health risk screenings, avoiding the burden of suffering associated with distress, health, and safety problems, and reducing the organizational costs of distress at work. Because cardiovascular disease continues as the leading cause of death for men and women in the American workforce (Cassell, 2000), many wellness and fitness programs have been designed around aerobic or cardiovascular fitness.
In the workplace itself, the greatest health risks for men are industrial accidents and for women are incidents of homicide. This has been true through much of the twentieth century. Therefore, early health promotion programs in industry focused on workplace safety and later gave way to ergonomic programs that focused on worker-environment fit. These two early health initiatives were followed by the advent of wellness and occupational health promotion programs, many based on an allopathic medical model (Cassell, 2000).
A healthier diet reduces serious health risks such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, which I don't have, but should aim for prevention. My plan is to start eating fresh foods, more steamed vegetables, and try to eat the right amount of calories to maintain a healthy weight. Since my recent move, I have cooked occasionally and of course, on weekends and did notice some “unhealthy” weight loss. I did love salt in the past, but earlier this year we tried “Ms. Dash's,” and we liked it very much. The meats of choice in our households are chicken, turkey and fish, and we noticed a better with this seasoning so we decided to stick with it. I am in very good health and I am not aware of having any major medical problems; I am not overweight, so ...