What is Wellness?

At LaCarte Wellness, where we are dedicated to creating customized workplace wellness programs that help motivate individuals to make positive lifestyle choices.  Whether you are a small business, a large corporation, or a community organization, LaCarte Wellness can help you plan, implement and evaluate a wellness program that is right for your organization.

What Are Workplace Wellness Programs?

Wellness programs provide a support structure to help motivate your workforce to make positive lifestyle choices, and can include issues surrounding weight management, fitness, smoking cessation, nutrition, diabetes prevention, stress management and other health topics.  Well-designed programs use the latest information in behavioral health and technology to provide you with valuable yet affordable methods to help your employees take steps to improve or prevent health conditions and adopt healthier lifestyles.

Wellness programs can include:

  • Health risk assessments and evaluations
  • Health and wellness coaching
  • Internet-based health tracking tools
  • Health screenings and biometric testing
  • Health fairs
  • Incentive programs
  • Team challenges
  • Fitness training
  • Nutrition education and counseling
  • Lunch-time seminars
  • Chronic disease education and prevention programs
  • Stress management training
  • Financial wellness seminars


Why Invest in a Wellness Program?

Your employees spend most of their waking hours at work, so a well-designed, on-site wellness program can help keep your workforce healthy, happy and productive – and save you money.  With an increase in costly health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease, employers are paying for their employees’ poor health.  Wellness programs help employers save money and increase profits by reducing health care costs, decreasing absenteeism and turnover, and improving work performance and morale.  According to the Wellness Council of America, a well-designed and executed wellness program can result in an average return on investment (ROI) of $3.60 to $7.00 for every one dollar invested.  Think of your wellness program as an investment in your employees – your most prized resource.

A wellness program can:

  • Improve employee morale
  • Increase productivity
  • Reduce absenteeism
  • Decrease injuries
  • Reduce health care costs for employers and employees