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Weight Loss Is Employees' Top New Year's Resolution, According to ComPsych Survey More than one-quarter say stress is top health concern, up from 18 percent in 2012

CHICAGO, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-nine percent of employees say losing weight is their top health concern while 26 percent say stress has them most worried, according to a ComPsych Tell It Now poll released today. ComPsych is the world's largest provider of employee assistance programs and is the pioneer and leading provider of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, HR and FMLA administration services under the GuidanceResources brand.

"Weight loss is, not surprisingly, the number one health concern this year," said Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, Chairman and CEO of ComPsych. "What is significant is that many more employees are aware of stress as a major contributor to health problems. Corporate wellness programs that address both physical and emotional health are uniquely suited to help employees make lasting lifestyle changes, which will ultimately reduce health and disability costs while improving productivity."

Employees were asked:  Which health issue are you most trying to stay ahead of this year?
39 percent said "weight loss"
26 percent said "stress"
17 percent said "exercise"
9 percent said "diet improvement"
6 percent said "quitting smoking"
3 percent said "other"

To view the full survey, go here.

ComPsych's health and wellness program – HealthyGuidance® -- targets employee behavior and lifestyle issues before they become significant health risks. The program offers:

  • Comprehensive health risk assessments and screenings
  • Live, telephonic wellness coaching with behavioral, health and nutrition experts
  • Online health management tools including diet and exercise programs and incentive tracking
  • Action-oriented wellness seminars, turn-key wellness challenges and award-winning communications
  • Targeted programs such as tobacco cessation, weight management, stress reduction and more

About ComPsych
ComPsych® Corporation is the world's largest provider of employee assistance programs (EAP) and is the pioneer and worldwide leader of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, HR and FMLA administration services under the GuidanceResources® brand. ComPsych provides services to more than 17,000 organizations covering more than 45 million individuals throughout the U.S. and over 100 countries. By creating "Build-to-Suit" programs, ComPsych helps employers attract and retain employees, increase employee productivity and improve overall health and well-being. For more information, visit www.compsych.com and follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ComPsych.

SOURCE ComPsych



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