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Bateman Gatrost Chiropractic PC
(816) 795-5000
19501 E US Highway 40
Independence, MO
 
Curves Independence MO - South
17201 E. 40 Hwy., Ste. 106
Independence, MO
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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Golds Gym Independence
(816) 252-0220
3520 S. Noland Road
Independence, MO
 
Curves For Women
(816) 478-3302
17201 E Us Highway 40
Independence, MO
 
Atlas Strength & Conditioning
(816) 795-5595
19501 E Us Highway 40
Independence, MO
 
24 Hour Fitness Independence Sport Gym
3850 Crackerneck Road
Independence, MO
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Family Gym, Free Weights, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Personal Training, Special Services, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Atlas Strength and Conditioning Inc
(816) 795-5595
19501 E US Highway 40
Independence, MO
 
24 Hour Fitness
(816) 478-2440
3850 Crackerneck Rd
Independence, MO
 
Golds Gym
(816) 252-0220
3520 S Noland Rd
Independence, MO
 
Fitnessology
(816) 833-4118
10817 E 23rd St S
Independence, MO
 
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Think Outside the Cubicle

If your worklife feels like a bad episode of The Office, part of the problem may be the
hours you’re putting in—who has time to exercise with that kind of schedule? But some
companies, eager to keep their employees happy and productive, have come up with
innovative ways to encourage worker well-being.

By Claire Sykes

June 2007

You sit all day at your desk, squinting at the computer screen until you’re seeing double. Your posture suffers, shoulders slumping under the weight of endless stress. Your demanding schedule only allows enough time for a quick junk-food lunch—along with a caffeinated cola to compensate for the energy crash that followed your hasty coffee-and-muffin breakfast. Is it any wonder that you’ve packed on pounds? The only exercise you seem to get during the workday is when you walk over to the fax machine. You go home feeling drained and frustrated—career is important, but not if the rat race costs you your health. White collar or blue collar, whatever your working life, you know you could live it more healthfully—if only your employer would let you.

The Puritan work ethic may still dominate the labor landscape in the US, but forward-thinking companies are stopping the spinning rat-wheel in the cage and letting employees loose in a work environment that’s fit, fun and more fruitful than ever. From on-site gyms and wholesome cafeteria choices to nap rooms and meditation breaks, workplace health and wellness programs are focusing on employees’ welfare and redefining the nine-to-five lifestyle—all while boosting the company’s bottom line.

“We spend most of our waking hours at work,” says Steven Aldana, PhD, professor of Lifestyle Medicine at Brigham Young University. “So, more than any other area of life, worksites influence our health”—both negatively (that vending-machine lunch) and positively (the company softball team).

“But in general, people don’t take care of themselves and their unhealthy habits place a financial burden on their employers,” by way of increased costs of health insurance, absenteeism and turnover. “Businesses can no longer afford not to provide healthful workplaces for their employees.”

“Healthy people cost the health system and employers less,” says Anna Silberman, Vice President of Preventive Health Services at Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. “They also have a higher quality of life and are more satisfied employees, living longer, healthier lives.”

Emerging research suggests that, in addition to reducing sick days, healthy workplace practices also boost productivity. A 2005 study presented at the 52nd American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting revealed that quality of work, mental performance and time management were all significantly improved on days when workers took breaks for on-site exercise programs like aerobics, yoga and stretching. Additionally, workers reported being easier on themselves and more forgiving of t...

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