Altruism Matters: How Volunteerism Improves Employee Well-being

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There is a strong connection between emotional and physical health. By addressing both emotional and physical health risks you can improve a person’s overall health. Research has shown that volunteering may be an unconventional but effective way to improve employees’ emotional health and, in turn, make a positive impact on their total well-being.

Using national statistics and insights from employee health data gathered over the last 20 years, Ann Rowland will address emotional distress in the workplace and traditional approaches to combat emotional health issues. She will then introduce the business case for using volunteerism as an unconventional way to improve emotional health in the workplace and share insights gathered from an Interactive Health client who is incorporating volunteer activities into its corporate wellness program strategy and seeing good results.

Attendee Will Learn:

  • Effects of emotional distress on the employee and employer.
  • The connection between emotional and physical health.
  • Volunteerism as an unconventional yet effective way to improve employees’ emotional health.
  • Practical applications and real-life insights gathered from an Interactive Health client who is incorporating volunteer activities into the wellness program strategy and seeing good results.

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Ann Rowland, MS, MA
Health Coach
Interactive Health
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Ann joined Interactive Health in 2011 with over fifteen years of experience designing and implementing corporate wellness and medical lifestyle intervention programs.

Ann holds a MS in Exercise Physiology from Northern Illinois University and a MA in Health Psychology at National Louis University.  She completed clinical training in behavioral medicine from the Mind/Body Institute of Harvard Medical School.  She pursued additional training as a cognitive behavioral therapist for the treatment of insomnia.  She is also a certified health coach, ergonomics assessment specialist, and personal trainer.  Ann resides in Chicago with her husband and enjoys spending time traveling, biking and golfing.

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