SOURCE: Onlife Health

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September 22, 2014 09:30 ET

University of Arkansas System Renews Partnership With Onlife Health

Onlife's Wellness Program Continued After Showing Measurable Gains in the Health of University System Employees Across 18 Campuses

NASHVILLE, TN and FAYETTEVILLE, AR--(Marketwired - Sep 22, 2014) - Onlife Health, a national wellness company dedicated to transforming lives through healthier living, and the University of Arkansas System today announced they have renewed their partnership to bring innovative wellness initiatives to the University System's employees and their spouses. Since 2012, the University of Arkansas System has made Onlife's wellness program available to staff members in its 18 campuses across the Natural State to help them and their spouses lose weight, quit tobacco, and reduce their risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, and other health risks. 

Working with Onlife Health has helped the University of Arkansas System engage its employees across Arkansas in initiatives to enhance their health and well-being. With this wellness program, the University System has the ability to reach and support staff members located hundreds of miles apart in nearly 20 separate campus locations, providing tools to help achieve individual wellness goals. The University System and Onlife Health are working together to expand the program to additional staff members in the coming months.

Since its initial launch, more than 3,700 University of Arkansas System participants have enrolled in Onlife's wellness program. It provides employees and their spouses with free health assessments, biometric screenings, and health coaching customized to their needs and preferences. It allows individuals to track their wellness online and receive incentives for participation and progress. For example, employees can earn rewards for attending worksite health events, accepting a tobacco pledge and completing online wellness courses.

Program participants at the University of Arkansas System have achieved many health gains. In less than two years, 77 percent of participants were able to reduce their stress levels, 54.5 percent were able to reduce tobacco usage, and 41 percent lost weight.

One participant summed up her experience: "It was a struggle getting started and progress was slow at first, but once the impact of the diet change and exercise kicked in, I could tell I was on my way to a better way of life and a healthier me."

"We're delighted to renew this partnership with the University of Arkansas System," said Danny Timblin, CEO and president of Onlife Health. "System leaders have demonstrated a real commitment for making the University of Arkansas a healthy place to work. Enthusiasm for wellness solutions has grown tremendously since we first launched the program, and participants are seeing incredible results. We are looking forward to building on the positive momentum we've generated and expanding the program to additional campuses in the months to come."

About Onlife Health, Inc.
Onlife Health is a national wellness company dedicated to transforming lives through healthier living. With two decades of industry experience, Onlife fosters highly personalized, sustained engagement that begins with a deep understanding of each client's unique wellness goals and culture. Combining the use of a dedicated health coach, support communities, onsite events and the latest technologies, Onlife creates a tailored program based on individual clients' and employees' needs. Onlife Health provides employer and health plan wellness solutions that engage individuals in healthy living anytime, anywhere. We continuously engage the individual participant so the wellness support they need is Always On™. For more information, visit www.OnlifeHealth.com.

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