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Many see workplace key to getting healthy

(UPI) Many U.S. companies say newly enacted healthcare reform legislation will not by itself will make for a healthier America, a survey indicates…

More than 62 percent of the 1,012 employer respondents … say the workplace must play a leading role in helping develop a healthier workforce…

Almost 75 percent of employees say they would be more apt to adopt healthful lifestyle behaviors if their colleagues did as well, while 60 percent say they would adopt such behaviors if company executives were leading by example.

The survey, released to mark the start of National Employee Wellness Month in June, was conducted April 14-29 via e-mail.

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