EDISON, N.J., Feb. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BackSmart Wellness Center in Edison, NJ announced that the practice now offers complimentary employee wellness programs for local businesses. The programs are designed to increase productivity by decreasing chronic illness, slow the rise of small business medical costs, and create a healthier workplace. Local businesses may choose from a variety of free workplace programs. These include a "Staff Wellness Appreciation Day," "Business Health Fair" focused on disease prevention/smoking cessation, and the center's "Lunch and Learn" series that includes injury prevention, stress reduction, and nutrition tips.
Edison chiropractic physician Dr. Michael J. Lagana is committed to making Edison workplaces and employees as healthy as possible. Chiropractor Dr. Lagana and his practice, BackSmart Wellness Center, are offering free employee wellness programs.
These programs include tips for reducing work-related back and neck pain, smoking cessation and weight loss.
"Americans spend a significant majority of their time in the office," said Dr. Lagana. "Workplace health can have a profound impact on overall health and quality of life. Our wellness programs address everything from how to stop smoking to workplace ergonomics."
The chiropractor's programs are beneficial for both employees and employers. According to recent studies, investing in employee wellness care can significantly reduce corporate health care costs. Wellness programs help to increase workplace productivity and slow rising medical costs. These programs help to reduce the incidence of chronic disease, back pain, and workplace injuries.
According to BackSmart's website, studies by the University of Michigan and Johnson & Johnson found that employers save $6 in insurance costs for every dollar spent on wellness programs.
"Investing in employee health programs is a win-win for businesses," said Dr. Lagana. "To kick-start a business's commitment to employee wellness care, we are proud to offer free wellness programs."
Popular programs include a "Staff Wellness Appreciation Day," which includes complimentary chair massages to ease back pain and neck pain. Dr. Lagana also discusses workplace ergonomics and the best back and neck pain prevention methods. Employees receive computerized stress assessments along with nutrition and exercise information.
BackSmart also offers free smoking cessation and nutrition programs as part of the practice's "Lunch and Learn" program. The chiropractor and his staff deliver a short education workshop for employees during their lunch hour.
"Our 'Lunch and Learn' programs are especially popular with local businesses," said Dr. Lagana. "They are a great way to educate individuals about the benefits of Edison chiropractic care and empower employees to actively embrace a healthy lifestyle."
BackSmart Wellness Center has provided these programs for a number of local businesses as well as larger corporations. These companies include: Amerigroup, Amtrak, Daiichi Pharmaceutical Corporation, Edison Township, Ford Motor Company, Home Depot, JM Huber, Perth Amboy Township, Perth Amboy school district, Oxford Health Plans, and Shoprite.
Companies may learn more BackSmart's free wellness programs by visiting http://www.backsmart.net.
CONTACT: BackSmart Wellness Center 888-667-5235Source:BackSmart Wellness Center