On Our Nightstand: Zero Trends, by Dee W. Edington

How and why businesses can no longer afford to overlook the health of their workforces, but do they have to make them healthier?

In the fast-paced world we live in, organizations cannot afford to waste money on unnecessary medical expenses, unproductive workplaces and sick workers. Dee Edington has developed a new strategy to increase America’s well being. Rather than convincing others they need to improve their health, Edington encourages teaching people how to not get worse.

His new book “Zero Trends: Health as a Serious Economic Strategy,” available at most major bookstores, explains how organizations can control health care management and spending on disability measures, while maintaining efficient and healthy workplaces.

Edington has spent years studying the relationship between healthy lifestyles, quality of life and vitality to benefit both individuals and organizations and to prevent disease. This fascination has motivated him to write and co-write more than 800 articles, presentations and books on the subject, backed by 40 years of experience in health-related research. - Alex Sher

Zero Trends is available at Barnes & Noble Booksellers and online.