Bridgewater, NJ, April 24, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The American Diabetes Association’s New Jersey market office will host a forum on corporate wellness trends and initiatives during a free breakfast event on May 4, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health at Rutgers in New Brunswick. The day also marks the Association’s annual Get Fit Don’t Sit Day.
Panelists will focus on how exercise and movement can energize and inspire a company’s workforce and improve the bottom line. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 850,000 adults in New Jersey, or nearly 12% of the population, have diabetes. People with diabetes have medical expenses approximately 2.3 times higher than those who do not have diabetes.
Representatives from the American Diabetes Association will be on hand to discuss their Wellness Lives Here initiative that encourages companies to promote a culture of wellness and is designed to inspire healthful habits at work and beyond. With year-round engagement opportunities, Wellness Lives Here helps companies educate and motivate people to adopt healthful habits to reduce the impact of type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related illnesses.
Held the first Wednesday of May each year, National Get Fit Don't Sit Day℠ is a powerful wake-up call about the dangers of excessive sitting and the importance of getting up and moving throughout the day - especially at work.
Human resources, corporate wellness or other company representatives interested in wellness can register for the event at www.diabetes.org/njbreakfast or call (732) 469-7979, ext. 3515 for more information.
Wellness Lives Here is sponsored in New Jersey by Novo Nordisk and The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. To learn more about corporate wellness programs offered by the American Diabetes Association, visit www.wellnessliveshere.org.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, the mission of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.