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Workplace wellness programs don’t improve employee health: study
Modern Healthcare

Although more employers are turning to workplace wellness programs to improve workers’ health and save on healthcare costs, a new study shows they aren’t improving health metrics.

Researchers found that workplace wellness participants exercise more, actively manage their weight and have other healthier behaviors than their peers outside of the programs. However, they don’t have lower body mass index, blood pressure or cholesterol, according to an analysis published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It’s the first large-scale, randomized clinical trial examining the causal health effects of the employee programs.