Virgin HealthMiles Webinar to Explore Value of Physical Activity in Lowering Individual and Corporate Healthcare Costs

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Experts share impact of physical activity on healthcare costs.

Virgin HealthMiles, a leading provider of employee health and productivity programs that reward individuals for getting healthy, today announced it will host a free webinar focused on the evidence-based proof of the value of physical activity's impact on health and the resulting individual and corporate healthcare cost savings.

The webinar, "Why Physical Activity is the (New) Wonder Drug," will be held Thursday, August 5, 2010, from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET.

Virgin HealthMiles Vice President, Health Management, Jennifer Turgiss will be joined in the webinar by Dr. I-Min Lee - Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Lee is credited with more than 200 scientific publications and has served on several expert committees addressing physical activity and health. This includes the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee, writing the scientific report on which the 2008 US Department of Health and Human Services physical activity guidelines for Americans are based.

The webinar will cover proven strategies that will increase employee engagement and participation in corporate wellness programs. Attendees will discover:

  •     How to assess the impact of physical activity on leading chronic diseases,
  •     How to make a corporate health program personal, measurable and easy to use, and
  •     How to create a culture of prevention that cuts employer and employee costs.

To register for the live webinar, please visit:
http://event.on24.com/r.htme=228863&s=1&k=57BE08FC3AC458C383DD36FD8554572B&partnerref=VHMPress

A free recording of the webinar will be available on the Virgin HealthMiles website at http://www.virginhealthmiles.com.

About Virgin HealthMiles
Virgin HealthMiles provides employee health programs that pay people to get active. The company's Pay-for-Prevention™ approach, based on physical activity and healthy lifestyle change, attracts an average of 40 percent of employees who participate, which helps organizations reduce medical costs and improve employee productivity and satisfaction. The program is offered by employers, government entities, and insurers. Over 120 industry leaders representing more than 500,000 employees across the U.S., including American Diabetes Association, Intuit, OhioHealth, Ochsner Health System, MWV, Protective Life, SunGard, SunTrust, and Timberland have selected Virgin HealthMiles' award-winning program for their employees. The company is a member of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group. For more information, visit http://www.virginhealthmiles.com.

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