Employee health affects more than just medical costs. A healthy workforce is a more productive workforce. Did you know that between 70 to 90 percent of health care spending is caused by preventable, modifiable health risks? Unhealthy lifestyle choices often lead to chronic diseases, costing businesses more than one trillion dollars in lost productivity alone.
The essence of the KCS Healthy Habits program is to encourage our employees to take preventive measures to avert the onset or worsening of an illness or disease and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Did you know that our School Nurses do more than take care of our students? In fact, they treat staff just as much as our students.
Some school nurses even facilitate a Weight Loss Challenge each year for staff members. There are typically 12-16 participants and the challenge involves a cash award for the person who loses most percentage of body weight. The nurse facilitates the challenge by keeping track of weights and providing information regarding resources for BMI, diet comparisons, etc.