Every Friday we pass on a few articles, pictures, videos, infographics, etc. we enjoyed throughout the week in a “Best of the Week” post. Enjoy!
The Benefits of Stretching
From: OHS Today
Several recent studies indicate that stretching helps reduce muscle related discomfort and musculoskeletal disorders. This particular “Pilot Outcome Study” was developed to assess the impact of a stretching initiative. The results?
- A 67% reduction of lost work day cases from the previous 5 year average.
- 50% reduction of MSD-related (musculoskeletal disorder) cases.
- On a scale of 0-10, the average employee satisfaction survey was a 7.5
This post articulates a concern for the rising cost of healthcare. In 2012, employers can expect to pay up to $12,000 per employee for healthcare costs.
Photo credit: sldownard