Friday, May 23, 2008

CDC Doc to GlobalFit Summit: Wellness Quadruples Your Money

"Every dollar spent on the wellness of your employees will save you about $4 in the long run," Dr. L. Casey Chosewood of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told a group of corporate wellness executives at the GlobalFit Workplace Wellness Summit in Philadelphia last week. Now in its second year, the GlobalFit Summit brought together more than 125 industry executives for a full day of information, networking and even exercise. ‘We're here today to foster a new corporate culture,’ said David Giampaolo, GlobalFit's Chairman of the Board. ‘Employee fitness and wellness is vital to the financial health of a company. The Summit gives employers the tools to take that next step towards more effective workplace wellness promotion, towards employees that are leading healthier lives.’ In addition to Dr. Chosewood, the Summit featured presentations by Dr. Gary Foster, Professor of Medicine and Public Health and the Director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education at Temple University; Mark Blondman, Esq., CHRO of Blank Rome LLP; Joe Moore, President and CEO, International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association; and fitness expert Kathy Smith, author of "Feed Muscle, Shrink Fat" (Meredith Books, 2008).”