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Biometric Screening, Health Coaching and HRA Participation Grows in 2008
Date:1/22/2009

Increased client demand and effective incentives fuel rise in employee engagement

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Demand for HealthFitness' employee health and productivity solutions grew in 2008, due to expanded interest from existing clients and targeted incentives. HealthFitness (NYSE Alternext US: FIT) is an award-winning provider of integrated health promotion and fitness management solutions for on-site and dispersed employee populations.

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During 2008, HealthFitness screened 121,868 workers across the country -- an increase of 60 percent from 2007. Surveys collected from more than 65,500 participants in 2008 showed 99 percent were satisfied with their HealthFitness screening experience. As a result of participating in the health screening, 98 percent said they planned to take steps toward changing unhealthy behaviors that lead to health risks.

"HealthFitness has a track record for consistently delivering strong client and employee satisfaction, which is a critical factor contributing to our growth," HealthFitness President and CEO Gregg O. Lehman said.

"Our clients also value our comprehensive suite of services to improve employee health, including our robust incentive solution," Lehman continued. "In 2008, HealthFitness collaborated with a rising number of clients to identify the right incentive to spur increased participation in screenings, HRAs and health coaching among their unique population. Our results confirm the role that incentives can play in driving employee engagement."

In 2008, HealthFitness had 236,024 participants complete its INSIGHT(R) Health Risk Assessment (HRA), an increase of 29 percent over 2007, and provided health advising to 93,204 employees -- a 162 percent increas
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