Changing the mindset of unhealthy employees — 5 observations

Many healthy employees are disgruntled the Affordable Care Act requires them to pay the same insurance premiums as their unhealthy coworkers. SelfHelpWorks, a San Diego-based behavior change firm, offers tips for employers to engage unhealthy employees in their health.

Here are five observations:

1. Many companies have implemented corporate wellness programs to help employees practice healthier behaviors.

2. Unhealthy people often do not change their behaviors, however.

3. SelfHelpWorks suggests employers focus on the mind, not the body, at first.

4. Employers should help employees eliminate unhealthy behaviors by changing the way they view their lifestyles.

5. SelfHelpWorks offers a video report with tips to help employers promote healthy and productive employees.

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