May 2013 Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort
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May 13 Heartland Newsletter
Your experience begins only 90 miles south of Chicago!

Sherry GossettSomething to Think About
A 2010 Harvard Business Review article found that wellness programs can return as much as six times their cost to the companies that sponsor them. Another 2010 review by a separate team of Harvard researchers, concluded that "medical costs fall by about $3.27 for every dollar spent on wellness programs and that absenteeism costs fall by about $2.73 for every dollar spent."

According to the American Journal of Health Promotion's in-depth analysis, employers with work site health promotion programs see on average:

  • A 27% reduction in sick leave absenteeism
  • 26% reduction in health costs, and
  • 32% decrease in workers' compensation and disability claims.

Their review of 72 studies showed an average corporate wellness return on investment (ROI) of $3.48 per $1 when considering health care costs alone, $5.82 when examining absenteeism and $4.30 when both outcomes are considered.

Dr. Clyde Yancy of the Heart and Stroke Foundation states that:

  • 80 percent of premature heart disease and stroke is preventable.
  • By knowing and controlling your blood pressure, you can cut your risk of stroke by up to 40 per cent and heart attack by up to 25 per cent.
  • Being obese can reduce your life span by almost four years.

Whether you're a Fortune 500 CEO, or a stay at home Mom, the Heartland Spa believes that wellness is a smart investment. Looking for a personal jumpstart? Consider our 7 Day Fitness Getaway unBootCamp. Or, if you're looking for a fitness focussed team building exercise, we offer the High Ropes Challenge course. If time is tight, try our single night StressBuster or any of our 2,3 or 5 night getaways. You may just find that an investment in your health is better than money in the bank.

Sherry Gossett
Executive Director
The Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort, established 1983

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Stretching for Strength and Flexibility

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Recipe Corner - Big Fat Greek Salad

From Chef Barb, a recipe for a house favorite, the Big Fat Greek Salad
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If you've got a recipe to share, please email our Executive Director at and place the word RECIPE in the subject line. We look forward to sharing more recipes from our guests in future issues of this newsletter.

Upcoming Guest Speakers

The Heartland Spa takes great pride in its guest speaker presentations and strives to present topics that are current, interesting, educational, and unique. If you or someone you know would like to become one of our guest speakers, we’d love to hear from you!  Please email us at and include the words GUEST SPEAKER in the subject.
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