Scottsdale, AZ. (PRWEB) January 9, 2006
Envision Health and Wellness LLC has made battling Metabolic Syndrome and its effects on employee health and company bottom line easy with the launch of its new, highly interactive, easy to use, health and fitness website, Health-Coach.com.
Metabolic Syndrome is characterized by having three out of a group of five risk factors: obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, elevated triglycerides and insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes. Any one of these can lead to serious and costly health problems, but new evidence shows that having multiple risk factors can dramatically increase an employee’s chances of developing even more serious conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer.
“The effects of Metabolic Syndrome on a company can be far reaching and the costs can be staggering, whether calculated as health care costs, productivity, presenteeism, and/or absenteeism,” says Terence Knealing, CEO.
Metabolic Syndrome can be preventable for most employees through changes in diet, exercise and lifestyle. Fortunately these are the cornerstone of Health-Coach.com. Health-Coach.com gives employees all the tools necessary to make healthy lifestyle changes thus lowering their risk factors. Employees, working with their health coach, design customized, personalized, diet and exercise programs. All information is securely tracked in an online journal that is reviewed daily by a certified health coach who makes assessments and recommendations, as well as answering questions and providing motivation and encouragement.
“Simply giving employees information is not enough; they need the personalized attention of a certified health coach to customize the information into a program that will fit their current lifestyle,” says Knealing.
“The education, motivation and accountability that Health-Coach.com provides are what differentiate it from all other online programs,” continues Knealing.
Health-Coach.com is packed with easy to use features including a nutrition journal, exercise journal, personal journal, online health and wellness magazine, recipe library, video exercise library, registered dietician designed menus, BMI and calorie calculators, certified fitness trainer designed exercise programs and many other tools to maximize employee participation and engagement and ensure success.
Built into Health-Coach.com’s feature rich platform are also comprehensive reporting functions for tracking employee progress, participation and company ROI. Health-Coach.com can serve as a stand alone wellness program for companies looking for an easy cost effect way to start a program. For companies that are already operating a wellness program, Health-Coach.com can be integrated to support the current initiatives and add additional functionality.
Ultimately the number one problem facing companies today is healthcare costs. Smart companies know that reducing risks associated with Metabolic Syndrome, a leading driver in rising healthcare costs, protects their most valuable asset—employees—which has a lasting impact on the bottom line.
Envision Health & Wellness is a preventive health management and consulting company specializing in corporate health and productivity management programs. Envision Health & Wellness partners with companies to develop and provide integrated on site and online comprehensive preventive health programs, creating a healthier and more productive work force.