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If the 1980's/1990's were the decade of the "fitness boom" and increasing personal awareness of health, then 2000 is the decade of the "corporate health boom". A recent survey of 900 companies showed that health promotion is now the fastest growing employee benefit. Health promotion has been catapulted into prominence by the "discovery" of the concept of wellness - the idea that health is not just the absence of illness, but a high level of energy, decreased risk of early death or disability, and a commitment to achieving the highest possible state of physical and emotional well-being.
Recently, many progressive and profitable businesses, medical and educational institutions have realized that most of the costs they are absorbing due to lifestyle factors of their employees is preventable and, therefore have embarked on proven cost effective wellness programs for their employees. Over 6,000 major corporations and institutions in both Canada and the United States have implemented wellness programs. The potential benefits from the implementation of the wellness program are both diverse and far-reaching. Depending upon the extent of an individual program, the following benefits can be expected: