Benefits of Corporate Wellness Programs
There are numerous benefits of corporate wellness programs. In fact there are more than 200 scientific studies indicating the positive return-on-investment for corporate wellness programs.
Worksites are crucial to improving the health of their workers. Most adults spend more of their waking hours at work than anywhere else, making it a prime venue for promoting healthful habits.
The worksite organizational culture and environment are powerful influences on behavior and this needs to be put to use as a means of assisting employees to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Benefits of corporate wellness programs for employees include:
- Weight reduction
- Improved physical fitness
- Increased stamina
- Lower levels of stress
- Increased well-being, self-image and self-esteem
Employers can also benefit from corporate wellness programs. According to recent research, employers’ benefits are:
- Enhanced recruitment and retention of healthy employees
- Reduced healthcare costs
- Decreased rates of illness and injuries
- Reduced employee absenteeism
- Improved employee relations and morale
- Increased productivity
A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report in 2009 revealed that at worksites with physical activity programs, employers have:
- Reduced healthcare costs by 30 to 61 percent
- Reduced short-term sick leave by six to 42 percent
- Increased productivity by 13 to 52 percent
Thanks to modern medicine, life expectancy for Americans has continually increased. How much we enjoy these additional years, however, depends greatly on how we have lived our lives. If our quality of life is to remain high so that we can fully enjoy these extra years, we must practice good eating habits, be active and refrain from using tobacco products.
Corporate Wellness programs can help support these healthy behaviors. Start a wellness program now! Use our expertise to assist you through our partnership to create a successful program.
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