Vol. 1 2016

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2 0 1 6 V 1 | BULLDOG | 1 7 ON BUSINESS Fit for the road An effective health and wellness program can keep drivers behind the wheel and improve a company's bottom line F or fleets experiencing labor shortages and an aging work force, losing valued drivers because of health issues is a bitter pill to swallow. As the driver shortage becomes more critical, companies are taking another look at health and wellness programs. According to the Workplace Wellness Programs Study, spon- sored by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and published in 2013, wellness program participants experience significant and meaningful improvements in exercise frequency, smoking behavior and weight control compared to nonparticipants. Those followed in the study sustained improvements over an observation period of four years.

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