Employee health affects more than just medical costs. A healthy workforce is a more productive workforce. Between 70 to 90 percent of health care spending is caused by preventable, modifiable, stress-related health risks. Unhealthy lifestyle choices often lead to chronic diseases, costing businesses more than one trillion dollars in lost productivity alone.
Tech Stress and Chronic Burnout Syndrome plague small businesses and large corporations alike. More than one third of employees lose one hour or more per day in productivity, while almost one third miss between three and six days per year due to stress.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
- 59% of employees do not get adequate exercise
- 50% or more have high cholesterol
- 27% have cardiovascular disease
- 26% are overweight by 20 percent or more
- 24% have high blood pressure
Constant use of technology in and out of the workplace, combined with poor posture and ergonomics, has increased the number of employees who experience:
Reducing stress in the nervous system is key in staying healthy in a stress-filled world. When we are faced with stressful situations, we automatically go into the ‘fight or flight’ response which, over time, causes tension to build up in our muscles, spine, and nervous system. Over time, this spinal tension has a degrading effect on our bodies, emotions, and minds.
With Network Spinal Analysis (NSA), the brain and body communication is optimized by releasing the buildup of tension in the spine. A gentle precise touch to the spine releases tension in the nerves without any twisting, popping, or “cracking.” The main goal of NSA is to help the nervous system adapt to stress more effectively. When the nervous system is no longer in ‘fight or flight’ mode, immune function improves and healing occurs. People who receive Network Wellness Care report that they experience less physical pain, can navigate stressful and challenging circumstances more easily, and are less anxious, irritable, and depressed.
A University of California Irvine study of over 2,800 people receiving Network Care worldwide, demonstrates Network Care is associated with profound improvements in health and wellness.
Worksite health promotion should be viewed as an investment in a business’ most important asset: its employees. Studies show that employees are more likely to be on the job and performing well when they are in optimal health. As healthcare costs continue to rise, addressing the specific needs of an employee population and maximizing the engagement and participation of workplace wellness programs that include Network Wellness Care is critical.
Contact us today to implement the healing benefits of Network Wellness Care into your company’s wellness program. Ways in which we can help optimize your employees’ health and wellness:
*All services are available onsite and at Vitality Wellness Center in Redmond, WA
Dr. Karen Lumb, DC, has helped thousands of patients both here in the US and internationally to improve their lives through the gentle healing techniques of Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) and Somato Respiratory Integration (SRI). Dr. Karen teaches monthly body/breathing workshops and is a sought-after speaker on achieving new levels of personal growth by de-stressing your life, calming your mind, and centering your body. She is the author of “Improved Language Development Following Network Spinal Analysis in Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder”, published in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health.