Employers have long sought to improve the physical health of their employees as a way to curb rising health care costs and improve productivity. And, as important as physical health is, evidence now points to the importance of a more holistic approach to employee health.

By providing resources that complement the various dimensions of well-being, you can create an environment for employees to design their own path to wellness. This shift towards a more holistic approach to worksite health promotion puts more emphasis on a person’s vitality in life, their sense of purpose, and personal fulfillment.

By helping employees improve their social connectedness, purpose in life, and physical and emotional health, you can also improve the productivity and performance of your employees.

Physical well-being is the ability to maintain a healthy quality of life that allows us to get through our daily activities without undue fatigue or physical stress. The ability to recognize that our behaviors have a significant impact on our well-being and adopting healthful habits (routine checkups, a balanced diet, exercise, etc.) while avoiding destructive habits (tobacco,...
Emotional well-being is the ability to understand ourselves and cope with the challenges life can bring. The ability to acknowledge and share feelings of anger, fear, sadness, stress, hope, love, joy, and happiness in a productive manner contributes to our emotional well-being....
Social well-being is the ability to relate to and connect with other people in our world. Our ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with family, friends, and co-workers contributes to our overall social well-being....