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Spring Fling Encourages Thousands to Get Fit and Stay Healthy

Anchorage, Alaska, March 2010 – As budget constraints, shorter days and cold weather make it difficult for many families to make health and wellness a priority, leading Anchorage employers, with the guidance of The Wilson Agency are lending a helping hand. To support clients committed to providing proactive wellness solutions for their employees, The Wilson Agency is hosting Spring Fling on Wednesday, April 7th from 5pm to 7pm at The Alaska Dome. The event is a family friendly opportunity designed for Wilson Agency clients and members of The Alaska Dome. Participants are encouraged to take time to reflect on their personal fitness level, health and wellbeing as they enjoy walking or running on The Alaska Dome’s indoor track. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit local health and wellness vendors. Additionally, Deenie Robertson, Account Executive for The Wilson Agency is responsible for worksite wellness and Spring Fling coordinator. She will be available to answer questions about employer sponsored wellness programs and the impact of workforce health on businesses.  Robertson believes that it is imperative that businesses examine the impact unhealthy employees have on the workforce, including financial implications, productivity, absenteeism, presenteeism and employee morale. Robertson said, “With the challenges present in our current economic situation, having productive employees has become more important than ever. A comprehensive wellness program is a valuable tool to help businesses manage the risk and expense associated with unhealthy employees.” Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about the complete suite of wellness programs offered by The Wilson Agency and receive information regarding the impact of the implementation of these programs. “The Wilson Agency’s wellness clients are seeing year-over-year improvement.  For example, at one business, employees’ blood pressure and triglycerides have been reduced by over 20%, significantly reducing the advancement of chronic health problems,” said Robertson To learn more about Spring Fling and The Wilson Agency’s complete suite of wellness programs, contact Deenie Robertson at 907.277.1616. The Wilson Agency is a full service strategic employee benefits consulting firm, helping Alaskan businesses to develop an organized approach to complex employee initiatives. Some products offered include, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, wellness, 401(k) and other wealth management tools. All products are offered through a strategic review of business’ current employee benefits and industry analysis to align business goals with employee compensation. ###

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