“Sitting is the new smoking,” said Nitzkorski. ‘If we can put things in place that affect the health of employees and employers, then we can really impact the health of our citizenry.” According to Nitzkorski, Minnesota’s Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) is starting to have an impact as more and more employers begin to institute worksite wellness initiatives. “Recent studies show that the health of Minnesotans is better than all the other surrounding states,” she said.
For more information about how businesses can establish worksite wellness programs Nitzkorski urges viewers to visit the SHIP website at www.health.state.mn.us/ship.
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Last week’s Compass program about a multi-county history collaborative and a new book about the history of the Nonpartisan League can be viewed online at www.pioneer.org/compass.
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