Tampa, Fla. – Today, the OAC announced it has pledged support for, and will participate in, the fifth annual National Employee Wellness Month. This month-long initiative helps business leaders learn from best practices of how to successfully engage employees in healthy lifestyles.

More than 175 companies across the United States and more than 70,000 of their employees have pledged their support to this important workplace wellness initiative. National Employee Wellness Month is sponsored by Virgin HealthMiles, in partnership with the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and WorldatWork.

A healthy, engaged workforce is critical for business success. Now more than ever employers must to find effective strategies to improve employee health and productivity, and create healthy cultures that help to attract and retain the best employees. National Employee Wellness Month highlights the powerful role the workplace can play in helping employees make healthy lifestyle changes. Forward-looking organizations understand that promoting engaged and healthy employees can significantly improve productivity and reduce healthcare costs.

The OAC is participating in National Employee Wellness Month alongside other leading U.S. organizations that are leading by example to support employee health and wellness. During the month, companies like the OAC will actively promote prevention and good health throughout its organization, and help its employees understand impact and importance of healthy lifestyles.

“Employee wellness is crucial in combating the disease of obesity. The OAC has some exciting stuff planned for Employee Wellness Month, such as a staff trip to a popular indoor trampoline park to improve our cardio, balance and more,” said Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO.

Find more information and resources about workplace wellness, and suggested ideas to celebrate National Employee Wellness Month at www.nationalemployeewellnessmonth.com.

The OAC is a National nonprofit charity dedicated to helping individuals affected by obesity. The OAC was formed to bring together individuals struggling with weight issues and provide educational resources and advocacy tools.