All the interventions that were reviewed were free to use. This is an advantage on the one hand as it may encourage more people to participate but on the other hand can result in a low commitment level.
Out of the five programmes, four were company based. In these cases, healthy employees create a healthier workforce, which is beneficial to the company. This demonstrates that companies are developing an interest in the wellbeing of their employees indicating that the time is right to develop such interventions.
One of the weaknesses found in the majority of the programmes was that employees were not actively engaged in them. Another was that none of the programmes had strict monitoring and evaluation criteria and their cost was also impossible to calculate.