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An Optimal Lifestyle Metric: Four Simple Behaviors That Affect Health, Cost, and Productivity

Pronk, Nico Ph.D., FACSM, FAWHP

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: May/June 2012 - Volume 16 - Issue 3 - p 39–43
doi: 10.1249/01.FIT.0000414748.25945.58
COLUMNS: Worksite Health Promotion

An Optimal Lifestyle Metric: Four Simple Behaviors That Affect Health, Cost, and Productivity.

Nico Pronk, Ph.D., FACSM, FAWHP, is vice president for Health Management and Health Science Officer at HealthPartners in Minneapolis, MN, where he also is a senior research investigator at the HealthPartners Research Foundation. Dr. Pronk is an adjunct professor of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard University School of Public Health, where he teaches and conducts research in worker health protection and promotion. He is the current president for the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion, an ACSM Affiliate Society, the editor of ACSM’s Worksite Health Handbook, 2nd Edition, and an associate editor for the ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®.

Disclosure: The author declares no conflict of interest and does not have any financial disclosures.

© 2012 American College of Sports Medicine.