The Stanislaus County Safety Council,   P.O. Box 485,   Modesto, CA.  95353
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Wellness Programs and Functional Fitness for the Workplace

Event Date: 
September 19, 2017 11:45am
William and Ann Edwards

Workplace wellness covers a broad spectrum and successful wellness programs should be carefully tailored to meet your specific needs. Any effective program requires movement. Proper functional movement is essential for good health. Most of us are caught up in daily patterns and routines. These daily routine patterns can often lead to loss of flexibility, strength and coordination simply because these repetitive movements do not target opposing muscle groups.

During this one hour interactive workshop, we will discuss common workplace injuries that typically result from routine functional movement patterns and how your daily activity movements can be altered to achieve better health. There is no better way to get employees engaged and interested in exercise than by helping them experience the benefits of making every day activities easier. Utilizing proper body mechanics makes your body more efficient, reduces your risk of injury and improves the quality of your life. Small changes can lead to big results. Begin developing happy healthy workers and it will be reflected in their performance.

William & Ann Edwards are both retired from engineering careers. Over the past 15 years they have applied their scientific knowledge of analyzing engineering processes to human body processes. Their transition began after Bill suffered a heart attack and was diagnosed with advanced cancer. These health challenges lead them to realize that health is the ultimate wealth. Strongly believing that knowledge is power, they set out to gain as much knowledge as possible about the human body. They worked toward and received an American College of Sports Medicine certified exercise physiologist credential. Currently they actively train clients in their homes, perform on site wellness presentations and programs and instruct group exercise and wellness classes through Modesto Junior College. Ann also actively teaches Supply Chain Management and Management Science courses at California State University, Stanislaus. They are passionate about health and fitness and they practice what they preach.