Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Define Your Team Goals

One of the best ways to stay focused with a wellness program is to have your team define their goals. The team should identify what health goals they want to accomplish and how that plan will be carried out. The team should set short term and long term goals. For example, a short term goal could be:
  • encouraging employees to go to the doctor

A long term goal could be:

  • reducing the number of employees with uncontrolled high blood pressure

Since one out of three older Americans have high blood pressure it is an ideal goal to address. Ideas for goal setting can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/ If your team is interested in lowering blood pressure, reliable information can be found at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/hbp/

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