Closing Thoughts

Chapman, Larry S.
March 2008
American Journal of Health Promotion;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 22 Issue 4, Special section p12
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the importance of supportive environment worksite for health promotion and wellness. He relates that he has been in the industry for more than 25 year as a health promoter concentrating on making supportive environments for healthy behavior. Moreover, he adds that 20% of individuals who received interventions are typically successful in maintaining a new health behavior.


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