Vail Daily column: How are time off and health connected?

By Edward Stoner

As a concept, health and wellness has been on our radar screen in the Vail Valley for years, yet it still remains an elusive idea outside of the clearly understood traditional medical and orthopedic realm. There are a number of programs that have been implemented throughout the county stressing workplace wellness over the last few years. Our annual workforce survey recently included items to capture the percentage of businesses across the county that have adopted each program. Employers are increasingly offering flextime benefits, opportunities for fitness during the workday, education on wellness and incentives for healthy behaviors. We’ve also seen …

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