How to encourage your employees to be healthier

Tom Rath, author of ‘Eat Move Sleep’ shares what he’s learned from his wellness research.

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Little changes make a big difference to your long-term health.

That’s one important message Tom Rath, senior scientist and advisor to Gallup, shares in his latest book, “Eat Move Sleep.” The book studies how paying attention to three elements—eating, moving and sleeping—is what keeps you well and active.

Rath is keynoting Ragan’s Engaging Today’s Employees conference on Nov. 18. He’ll share what it takes to keep your employees healthy, tips you can share with friends and co-workers and what you can do to start leading a healthier life today.

In the short interview below, Rath previews the conference and his book:

You’ve spent your career analyzing workplace polling at Gallup, but decided to stop working full-time to write this book. What was your inspiration?

Over the last decade at Gallup, I’ve been doing a lot of research about staying ahead of chronic disease and sharing it with people I care about. Last summer, three friends died from chronic diseases (cancer, heart disease) within a month.

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