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For workplace wellness, is well-being more important than managing disease?

Employee wellness programs often focus on managing chronic disease. As reported in ICAA’s “Growth of the Active Aging Industry in the US and Canada, 2014,” two reports from Rand Corporation identified health risk screenings, weight loss, smoking cessation and exercise programs as the most frequently offered workplace wellness programs. Typical goals are reducing absenteeism and improving productivity. Is chronic disease management the only factor of importance in workplace wellness?

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