Health Promotion Analysis

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Health promotion is a course of action to help people change their habits to attain excellent health (Fair, p.2). For physical therapists, it should come as second nature to promote and become advocates of health and wellness. In the US, the pervasiveness of obesity will rise from “32% in 2008 to 50% in 2030” (Kraschnewski, Hwang, George, Lehman, & Sciamanna, 2014). Taking this information into account, we as physical therapists, should be involved in creating a health promotion initiative that would target the workforce. I, myself, have been struggling to live a healthier lifestyle. So, promoting a health and wellness initiative in the workplace is something that is personal to me. Working as a physical therapist and studying for the DPT …show more content…
454) based on their annual biometrics. By encouraging employers to incorporate free screenings such as BMI, blood pressure readings, cholesterol, blood glucose readings for their employees, education on healthy eating, seminars given by experts such as doctors, would help boost health awareness. Incorporating a walking program with weekly pedometer goals can be a part of the wellness initiative. To determine the effectivity of the program, screenings can be administered annually just in time for the employee’s annual physical examination for the company. By doing this, employees specifically healthcare workers such as nurses will improve their health and wellbeing to take care of their own patients. By doing this, they are setting up to become good examples of health and wellness for their patients. If this proves to be an efficient way to promote wellness in the workplace, this study can be translated to provide health and wellness to small independent business owners in our own …show more content…
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