>> Monday, April 12, 2010
Does the state of your wallet affect the state of your wellness?
In our survey on wellness and the economy, we found that the driving emotion in the recession is not depression, or fear, but anxiety – and anxiety about money has a big effect on overall wellness.
That’s true even if you have a job: MetLife’s 8th annual Employee Benefits Trends Study, released today, revealed that over 2/3 of employees feel more insecure about their jobs than they did last year – and many are distracted at work because of financial worries.
One of the surprising answers to the problem might be employee wellness programs – which includes not just weight loss and smoking cessation, but financial guidance. Only about one-third (37%) of employees surveyed expressed confidence in their ability to make the right financial decisions.
So if you have been thinking about getting your financial house in order, whether through your workplace or by seeking other kinds of professional help– believe it or not, it may be just what the doctor ordered.
Hope this finds you well.