ComPsych Corporation has released its 2008 Health & Productivity Index, a workplace wellness study which revealed only 5 percent of employees with unbalanced diets had high levels of energy, while 50 percent of workers with balanced diets had high energy. ComPsych is the world™s largest provider of employee assistance programs and worldwide leader in GuidanceResources (EAPs, behavioral health, wellness, work-life and crisis intervention services).

Energy is a key factor in productivity, said Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, chairman and CEO of ComPsych. Lack of energy is also one of the most common health-related complaints we hear from employees. Given the connection between balanced diets and energy, organizations that promote healthy food “ as part of a comprehensive wellness program “ can expect to see payoff in terms of productivity and performance.

To measure the impact of personal wellness and lifestyle choices on employees™ workplace effectiveness, ComPsych surveyed more than 1,000 employees across the U.S. from employers of all sizes and industries.

2008 Health & Productivity Index Key Findings:

  • Fifty percent of workers with balanced diets had high energy, while only 5 percent of employees with unbalanced diets had high levels of energy.
  • Of employees with healthy diets, 73 percent reported having high levels of productivity, compared to 24 percent of employees with poor dietary habits.
  • Fifty-one percent of ideal weight employees had high morale, while less than half that amount “ 25 percent “ of very overweight employees had high morale levels.
  • Fifty-seven percent of healthy weight employees reported high levels of productivity, while only 27 percent of very overweight employees reported being highly productive.

For a copy of the full report, as well as a tip sheet on using strategic wellness programs for Building the Optimal Workforce, send an e-mail to wellnessprograms@compsych.com.

About ComPsych

Founded in 1984, ComPsych is the world™s largest provider of employee assistance programs (EAPs) and is the leading provider of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, crisis intervention services and outsourced HR solutions under the GuidanceResources brand. ComPsych provides services to more than 27 million individuals and 11,000 organizations throughout the U.S. and 92 countries. For more information, visit www.compsych.com.

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Jennifer Hudson
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