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    Sitting is the New Smoking! Strategies to Change the Paradigm

    Date: July 20, 2017, 11:30am
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    Presented By:  Wendy King, HUB International

    As Director of Health & Performance (H&P), Wendy sets the pace for growing and developing the practice throughout the Gulf South region. She is responsible for strategic client consultation, health management provider partnerships, industry leading program design and compliance, as well as internal and external communication. Her overarching goal is to guide clients to the strategies and solutions that will achieve high engagement rates, healthy employees, and long term risk reduction in their populations.

    Ms. King has over 20 year's diverse, professional experience in corporate wellness strategy, marketing, sales and communications.

    Her background includes owning her own marketing & consulting firm, running the corporate marketing and wellness divisions of a national health & benefits administrator, and running the business development divisions of both hospitals and healthercare consultants.

    She has provided key note addresses to groups such as the Society for Human Resource Management, and written articles and provided interviews to numerous US insurance, corporate wellness, benefits, and human resources publications.  Ms. King is considered a leader in the field of corporate wellness strategy, as it relates to employee benefits and enterprise risk management.

    Ms. King holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of New Orleans, along with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Louisiana State University.  She is also a Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist (CCWS).

    Our often sedentary lifestyles and jobs are costly for us and our employees.  With the average American spending 7.7 hours of their day in a sedentary state, it's no wonder this health crisis has become national news.  Join Wendy King, Director of Health & Performance with HUB International, as she details why sitting is so dangerous to our health, and the creative ways we as employers can change the course and get our employees up off their seats more often.

    In this session you will learn:


    1.            How’d we get here? What are the major factors that have shifted the our country to such a sedentary environment.

    2.            Why “sitting disease” is so dangerous, as it relates to specific risks and disease states.

    3.            The science behind what a sedentary lifestyle does to the human body.

    4.            Practical ways to shift the paradigm at your workplace.