Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT), is a Boston-based college with 99 employees. BFIT joined Working on Wellness in October 2015.
A growing body of evidence illustrates the relationship between the mouth and overall health and well-being. Safe and effective measures to improve oral health and prevent oral disease are well known. And yet, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that up to 90% of adults over the age of 40 have experienced some tooth decay. Among children, tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease – five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever. Tooth decay, and other oral diseases, are painful. They are progressive, and over time, impact our ability to perform normal daily functions.
For many employees and their families, summertime means embracing the warm weather and spending more time outside. With children out of school, summer activities, and simply wanting to enjoy the sunshine after months of temperatures below freezing, it can sometimes be difficult to focus, especially if one is stuck inside an office setting.
There are a number ways employers can take advantage of the summer months and find ways to engage and reward employees through their organization’s wellness initiative.