Wellness is defined as an Active Process of Individual Choice. The article presents a conceptual model of general programming ideas (elements of individual control) and motivational techniques (elements of influence).

Employee wellness programs will vary from company to company but the basic concept is to change employee attitudes toward their own health and well-being.

Sometimes the most requested programs, such as weight control and smoking cessation, may not be the best place to begin. This may be due to immediate negative feedback of such activities. On the other hand, programs such as exercise and relaxation have immediate positive feedback and may ultimately relate to the success of weight control and smoking cessation programs.