The term “wellness” can have a different meaning to different people. I like the following definitions:
1) The quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, as the result of deliberate effort.
2) An approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.
Business leaders are interested in how “wellness” will impact their bottom line. Unfortunately many have tried ineffective or poorly executed strategies and are now turned off by the term. I have found that an integrated well executed strategy following the 5 steps of risk management is most effective in delivering results.