Why Employees Need Physical Activity

The case for a healthy, active workforce

Active employees are healthier, safer, and more engaged. They miss less work. They cost less in health care, disability, and workers’ compensation. They are at lower risk for diabetes, heart disease, depression, and other chronic conditions. Yet 42 percent of Oregon adults fall short of the recommended half hour of daily physical activity.

Employers can make physical activity convenient, fun, and beneficial for employees. This site shows affordable ways worksites of all sizes and types can:

Success Stories from Across Oregon:

Duckwall Packing Company: A Hood River fruit packer cuts workers’ comp costs with routine stretching.

Wellness works. Take a step.

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