Case Study: Workplace Wellness Programming for an Individual with Mild Mental Retardation

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Banovetz, Katherine
Exercise Science and Sport Studies Student Work
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Obesity is a major health problem in the world, especially for people with mental retardation. Additionally, individuals with mental retardation frequently demonstrate low fitness levels and work productivity. At WACOSA, a place for individuals with disabilities to work and serve their community, wellness classes are incorporated every day for a fourteen-week period. This case study will examine the effect of a 14-week wellness program on one individual’s health related variables and work productivity. The results of this case study indicate workplace wellness programming can be an effective strategy to improve health and work productivity.