The best interventions have an impact outside the workplace as well

Given that a significant proportion of adults spend substantial amounts of time at work, workplaces are a logical place to focus health promotion resources. However, the best programs motivate employees to engage in healthy behaviors not only at work but also throughout their day-to-day lives outside of work. For example, many employers offer the opportunity for family involvement in their programs, whether through extending various resources and benefits like fitness classes, offering technological support to spouses of employees, or even including families in company challenges and competitions. By allowing for shared opportunities in this way, employers create social support and reinforcement for healthy behaviors.