Summary of Workplace Wellness that Works

10 Steps to Infuse Well-Being and Vitality into Any Organization

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Workplace Wellness that Works book summary
Everybody in the pool: Use these creative, effective ways to motivate your staff to embrace healthier behaviors.


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Wellness expert Laura Putnam shares spot-on, research-based facts about what motivates people to change. Putnam explains that people need to focus on their strengths, not their weaknesses, and need to identify a personal purpose for transforming unhealthy behaviors. She offers myriad tips for designing effective, innovative and engaging wellness programs. And, she tells insider anecdotes about health practices in different firms worldwide. getAbstract recommends her science-based ideas to anyone trying to lead others to change for the sake of their health.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What methods you can use to develop an effective corporate wellness program,
  • Why traditional motivational tools don’t work and which new ones do, and
  • What other leaders have done to help their employees become healthier.


What Is “Workplace Wellness”?
Today’s workplace is a “petri dish of biological-cultural mismatches.” The human body should be active, yet most people have sedentary jobs. The body thrives on fresh, simple food, but most people consume food-like substances that barely resemble their original...
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About the Author

Laura Putnam is the founder and CEO of Motion Infusion, which helps organizations promote healthy behavioral change in their employees.

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