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This paper demonstrates the validity or health promotion programs in the work place in the areas or health risk factors and health status. It concentrated on the effect that health promotion programs have on heart disease.
The Surgeon General suggests that institutions (e.g., schools, medical settings, and workplaces should provide the time, physical facilities, and behavioral programs that lead to increased participation at low levels or physical activity and to more vigorous exercise activity.
Some indicators that would be useful in convincing corporate managements to commit resources to health promotional projects would be reduction in absenteeism, improvements in staff members moral, and increased productivity, as well as improvements in risk factors and health status.
A health screening test was given at a Police Department to determine which officers had risk factors that lead to heart disease. A series or physical and written examinations were given. The results indicated that most were in no danger, but some were prime candidates for heart disease.
Eacret, Scott Anthony, "The Effects of Health Promotion on Heart Disease in a Law Enforcement Agency" (1990). Theses. 147.
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