Do American workers dig wellness initiatives? It’stough to say.

About a third of U.S. employees surveyed by the Washington,D.C.-based AmericanPsychological Association say they participate in employer-sponsored programsthat encourage physical fitness, sound nutrition, and othershealthy living initiatives aimed at making workers healthier.Slightly more — 41 percent — said their organization helpsemployees develop or maintain a healthy lifestyle.

It’s hard to know how to interpret the fact that so few workersbelieve their employer takes steps to promote their physicalwell-being. The survey did not query employees on whether theybelieved it was the role of their employer to assume the role of ahealth coach.

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