The leading cause of death in America is not heart disease, cancer, stroke or diabetes. It is the unhealthy lifestyle too many Americans are addicted to which is the true cause. The CDC says 41.9% of Americans are currently obese, not just overweight. That contributes directly to the vast majority of people dying from PREVENTABLE diseases. Having a thriving culture of wellness with a participation rate over 75% is every company’s goal. It is also expected by your employees!
Just about anybody can have healthy behaviors for a few weeks. The key is to maintain healthy behaviors for years and stay involved in your wellness program. As soon as you stop your healthy behaviors, you stop getting the benefits. Employees needs consistent positive messages and strategies. A fresh voice and this engaging content will be a difference maker for any company!
That is where this video series comes in! Each video is focused on TAKING ACTION on the key messages from the video. The energy and messages in the videos are contagious and delivered in a snackable content of 3 - 5 minutes that get watched all the way through. It is ideal content to share with the entire family and get them involved in the wellness program.
The foundation of any good wellness program must be focused on helping employees adopt healthy behaviors. Elevated blood glucose, high blood cholesterol, and high blood pressure are almost all caused by unhealthy diets and lack of physical activity. Eating and exercising are behaviors. Your employees can adopt new behaviors and implement more healthy daily habits and stick.
Workplace wellness statistics show that in as little as six weeks health risks can improve dramatically. Those who maintain healthy behaviors experience lower health risks for six weeks, six months, 12 months, and even out to 18 months after this program began.
"Chip embraced our vision to motivate Associates and their families to start their health and well-being journey. Chip's video series is an excellent addition to a well-being program, they provide the education and motivation to begin the healthy behavior change process while keeping Associates interested and entertained. He was able to script and edit the videos with zero to minimal input from us, and that is a huge bonus to a team that is already overwhelmed with "to do" tasks. "Get Switched On" Wellness videos are a fantastic addition to our Well-Being Max program,
thank you Chip!"
- Lennar Homes - Melissa Kelly, Director of Benefits
Bonus Service - I can also fully customize my proven LAUNCH VIDEO to help you drive enrollment into your Wellness Program. It can be for your current Wellness program or help launch a new program. If employees are not in a program to KNOW their key health numbers right now, there is a great opportunity! EVERYONE getting a biometric screening, health assessment and knowing their numbers essential. Take Action.
Among the 22 different studies from HealthAffairs.org that looked at wellness programs and healthcare costs, the average return on investment was 3.27. This means that for every dollar that was spent on the program, the company saved $3.27 because of reduced healthcare costs, reduced sick days, higher productivity and decreased overall health costs. A 327% Return!
The first step is to get people enrolled and to KNOW THEIR NUMBERS. They must be educated on where they are right now. They must examine what’s actually happening, not just feeling good about joining a workplace wellness program.
"Chip was instrumental in helping us to launch our Ed Life Wellness program for our employees. He created a launch video that really resonated with them to drive enrollment into the program. Getting them enrolled to KNOW THEIR NUMBERS is essential to lowering their numbers. His wellness videos are content rich, entertaining and effective in engaging our now WFH workforce on topics that make a difference."
Ed Financial, John Farinella, COO – Cigna Customer
There are over 50 papers that have looked at the connections between worksite wellness programs and reduced absenteeism. Worksites with comprehensive wellness programs can experience reduced absenteeism for a variety of reasons:
1. Employees with good health behaviors have lower absenteeism
2. Employees who can control their stress have lower absenteeism
3. Employees with healthy blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose have lower absenteeism.
4. Employees who are not overweight or obese have lower absenteeism
Any wellness program that can reduce absenteeism will experience cost savings. Harvard researchers looked at the ROI of wellness programs as they relate absenteeism and demonstrated that for every dollar wellness programs spend on wellness, they can save $2.73 and reduce absenteeism.
Keeping your employees healthy, in shape, mentally sharp and performing at their best is essential as many have been impacted from dealing with a new work/life reality with Covid 19. Working to keep your health insurance premiums from rising and limiting future claims is also important. These 25 videos of "snackable content", about 4 minutes long, are perfect to give your team quality strategies that work. I will create and add a video bumper to customize them for your company. I will also do a live 45-minute virtual program to kick off to get them started taking better care of their #1 Asset -THEMSELVES.
A study by Deloitte reported 60% of organizations say a focus on well-being improves employee retention, while 61% say it boosts productivity and bottom-line business results. Building a wellness culture have a profound impact on retaining top talent.
"Employers save on average $5.82 in lower absenteeism for every dollar spent on employee wellness programs." - Indiana Department of Health.
1. Getting Started Taking Better Care of Your #1 Asset - Your first line of defense against COVID-19 or any disease is to strengthen your immune system and choose a healthy lifestyle. The good news is it does not matter how well or how poorly you have taken care your #1 asset in the past – your health and vitality. What matters right now is your current path, more than your current results. You are what you DO, not what you SAY you will do. First I will teach you how to get started on this journey to a healthier and happier lifestyle, and to how to take advantage of all that your wellness program offers you. Take Action.
2. Be a 3%’er – Choosing a Healthy Lifestyle - The leading cause of death in America is not heart disease, cancer, stroke or diabetes. It is the unhealthy lifestyle too many Americans are addicted to which is the true cause. A study by Mathew Reeves, a Michigan State University epidemiologist finds that only 3% of Americans maintain a healthy lifestyle. In this video we will go over how to become a 3%’er. What new habits must you begin today? How will that decision impact your life? What about the lives of your children and future generations? You can do it. Believe in yourself. Take Action.
3. Motions Creates Emotion - Quality of Your Life is Quality of Movement – How long do you want to live? Our focus should be looking NOW at the QUALITY of the life we want to experience as we age – great longevity, health and vitality for the future. Why not do what you can EVERYDAY right now to be healthy later? Track your amount of movement via your wearable and/or cell phone app. Here we will learn how to utilize the Get Switched On energy schedule, and commit to a minimum number of days each month, sign it, post it on your bathroom mirror and start tracking. Take Action.
4. You Cannot Outrun a Big Mac – Diet Counts - You simply cannot make up for on a treadmill for what you can put in your mouth! You cannot out exercise a bad diet. You cannot outrun a Big Mac. Here we will go over the mentality of how to overcome the urge and desire to eat an unhealthy meal such as a Big Mac, or how to make the small alternative food choices that will help project us towards our goal! We must think long term and make conscious decisions each day to make healthy food choices. Each good choice makes the NEXT good choice even easier! Take Action.
5. Don’t Drink Your Calories – A Simple Strategy for Weight Loss - Cut down on sugar intake and stop drinking your calories! Sodas and sugary drinks are addictive and a leading cause of OBESITY, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, gout, dementia and cancer. Soda, energy drinks, sports drinks, fruit juices and sugary coffee drinks are the leading source of total calories for many. In this video I will break down the drastic change that choosing water over soda can make! We will also cover my pro tip on how to take a daily internal shower that will help boost hydration and help with weight loss. Make a decision to stop constantly drinking your calories, and QUIT BUYING IT AT THE STORE. Make better choices each day with No or LOW sugar options, Take Action!
6. Walk Faster – Live Longer - How fast do you generally walk? It may not surprise you, but if you typically walk slowly without a sense of urgency - it will likely cut years off your life. Why live a long life if you can hardly move and cannot enjoy it! Here we go over how much simply, not “lollygagging,” can make in your everyday life and tips on how you can consciously pick up the pace you walk! Take Action.
7. Sitting May Be Killing You – A Key Factor – Sitting may be killing you. Many of you are lucky to have a position that keeps you moving all day long. For others you could easily be sitting 30, 40 or even 50 hours a week between your work and personal life. A recent study at Johns Hopkins said, “how much you sit, not your weight or how much you exercise is the key factor in determining someone’s overall health.” Calculate for a week how much you are REALLY sitting. No matter how high this number is, I give you ways to think “outside the box” and move throughout the week, even if you have a desk job! Take Action.
8. Live the 4% Solution - Invest In Your Greatest Resource: You! – How do you find time to take better care better of yourself? You are your number one asset. The best gift you can give others is taking great care of you. It is not selfish, it is essential. Jim Rohn used to call it “Enlighted Self-interest.” Unexpected challenges and change can come our way as we have seen. Evaluate how you spend your time now. What is the most valuable gift you can give yourself? Taking care of yourself by using the 4% Solution. Here I go over what the 4% consists of and how to utilize it. Take Action.
9. Better Sleep Series – Building Your Immune System - If the stool of health has three legs -- exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Sleep is a crucial component of a healthy lifestyle, and that lack of sleep can have far-reaching consequences, affecting everything from mood, creativity, longevity, chronic disease risk — including dementia, type 2 diabetes and heart attacks. Analyze your sleep needs. In this three-part series I will teach you how to find your optimum sleep window to maximize your rest. Take Action.
10. Better Sleep Series Tips 1 – 5 - Nothing can stand in for a good night’s sleep. Instead of discussing how we might get by with less sleep – which is possible as you get in your best shape, we’re going to help you reboot your sleeping habits. The goal is to get the sleep you need and deserve. Analyze those 5 tips. What do you know you can do right now to get better sleep? Pick at least 3 specific steps you can take now to get a better sleep and take action on them. Get a better night’s sleep!
11. Better Sleep Series Tips 5 - 10 - Lost sleep is lost forever, and persistent lack of sleep has a cumulative effect when it comes to disrupting your health. Even when we’re done with work, there are dozens of needs and distractions to keep us up late and effecting a good night’s sleep. Ask yourself a few questions. How well am I sleeping right now? Am sleeping through the night and waking up before my alarm? What can I do right now to improve my routine? Experiment - improve it and take action!
12. The Power of the Green Get Switched On Smoothie - Low fresh fruit and vegetable consumption is a crisis - On average, Americans are eating fruit once per day and vegetables 1.7 times per day when the recommendation is 7 – 9 servings. In this video I will show you how the Green Get Switched On Smoothie can change your life. It is a simple life hack for a fast and easy fix to get the correct number of servings of fruits and vegetables our bodies need per day! Test it for a month and drink a green smoothie at least once a day, ideally in the morning. You will notice a difference quickly. Your body will adapt, be patient and give it a month and make it a lifetime habit! Take action.
13. Making the Green Get Switched On Smoothie – Once people get comfortable making the smoothie for the first time, the rest is easy. Drinking a low sugar and high super green nutrient rich smoothie is a health game changer. This video shows me making the smoothie, giving specific recipe options and actual calorie information. Take action.
14. Achieving Financial Independence – Reaching financial freedom will not be an accident. Are you on track right now? The key is remember that money is an exchange of value, and you must strive to keep learning to become more valuable. Reducing financial stress, the #1 cause of divorce is important. Here are key 5 strategies you can implement, regardless of your current situation, to reach financial independence. Take action.
15. Why Health and Cancer Screening are so Important - In this video we will go over the importance of health screening, including eye and dental exams, and how they can save lives. If caught at an early stage it normally allows for much more effective and easier treatment. The screening can empower you to continue making healthier choices and exhibit healthier behaviors. The AJMC says lifestyle interventions may reduce incidence of diabetes by up to 58% over 3 years. Take action.
16. Cultivating a Positive Attitude - An attitude of positive expectations is the mark of a superior personality. It is reflected in everything you say and everything you do. In this video we will go over the importance of having a positive mindset and how to rewire your brain to always think this way. Your attitude will be a key determining factor in your future success. Be grateful and show appreciation. The quality of your life is the quality of your questions. Take action.
17. Reduce and Avoid Lower Back Pain - Back pain is the second most common cause of missing work. Motion is medicine! Physical activity can improve lower back pain, reduce arthritis symptoms by 40%. Bottom line - We should sit less, and we should sit better. If you are experiencing consistent back pain understand it is likely in your control to reverse it. Utilize the tips we go over in this video to improve. Take action.
18. WFS – The New Work Week - For many, working from partially or full time from home is the new reality. The Conference Board surveyed human resource leaders and found 40% reported more mental health problems. If you need help or counseling, reach out. Be careful and monitor your INPUTS. Here are some strategies to be more effective working from home. Take action.
19. Do You Focus on Your Lifespan or Your Healthspan? – Lifespan is the total number of years we live. Simple enough. Healthspan is how many of those years we remain healthy, energetic, with a positive attitude and free from disease. What is your attitude toward aging? Here are 5 strategies to make healthier choices, physically and mentally, you can extend your Healthspan. Take action.
20. Get There Quicker - Baby Steps vs. Radical Change Making more radical changes are challenging, yet you achieve quicker results AND they can lead to a massive success! The heart patients who went on Dr. Ornish’s tough and radical program saw quick results, reporting a 91% decrease in frequency of chest pain in the first month. These rapid improvements are a powerful motivator, and they inspire more action and commitment. Take action.
21. 9 Ways to Control High Blood Pressure Without Medication – High-blood pressure is called the “silent killer” for good reason. The CDC says almost half of US adults have it and 20% do not know they have it. The good news is that you can make changes, RIGHT NOW, to significantly reduce your numbers and lower your risk — without requiring medications. Here are 9 lifestyle changes you can make right now to reduce this serious and controllable health risk. Take action.
22. Living a High Energy Life - Having high energy and optimum health is paramount to having a happy, fulfilling, and intentional life. Without energy, everything else suffers. In this video we will go over how to be “Switched On” and stay ahead of the curve when it comes to health and energy. Continuing to neglect your health can lead to possible future illness that you could and still can avoid by choosing to live a healthier lifestyle. Make the change right now and follow these steps we cover in this video; your future self will thank you. Take action.
23. How to Avoid and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes - According to the CDC, over 1 in 10 Americans, or 34.2 million have type 2 diabetes. An astounding 1 in 3 have pre-diabetes while 90% of those people do not know they have it. This chronic disorder has swept through America and many nations in an epidemic-like manner. The biggest increase is in people under age 20. The good news is it is a lifestyle condition created by poor food choices and lack of exercise. You CAN reverse type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. You DO NOT NEED to just control it. Here are the steps you can take immediately to get started. Take action.
24. Dealing With Stress and Understanding Burnout - According to the American Institute of Stress, stress is believed to contribute to around 60% of all human illness and disease. Stress feeds burnout, so having strategies to manage stress and increase your overall well-being is crucial. If you feel you need help now, get help. How can you be more grateful? What negative content do you need to eliminate? Where can you be of service? Here are some steps you can take to diminish your stress levels and get your life back. Take action.
25. The Value of Game Film, Quality Feedback and Deliberate Practice – The research is now clear, there is no such thing as a predefined ability. The brain and our abilities are very adaptable, and training can create skills that did not exist before. “We can create our own potential.” By constantly evaluating and improving yourself, you will enhance your innate talent. Here are the ways you can get QUALITY feedback and LEARN from it. Take action.
This series can also include a 45- 75 minute live or virtual event to help your team take better care of their #1 Asset – THEMSELVES! It is very possible your insurance company will pay for the videos as part of your wellness budget. This has happened several times with other clients.
Optional Video to Add - Chip will create a Fully Customized Video for your current Wellness program or help launch a new program to drive enrollment – If your employees are not in a program to KNOW their key health numbers right now you must begin! EVERYONE getting a biometric screening, health assessment and knowing their numbers is so important. Take Action.
Contact Chip directly to set up a time to discuss the best option for you.
Based on my experience with other clients it is possible your current health care provider will actually help you invest in this package as to help you reduce your claims and keep your premiums from rising.
Chip Eichelberger, CSP Chip@GetSwitchedOn.com 865-300-2742