Worksites are crucial to improving the health of workers simply because most adults spend more time at work than they do anywhere else. It is well known that healthier employees are happier and more productive employees.
Wellness initiatives can build a sense of camaraderie in the workplace that leads to an overall sense of belonging. In addition to improving company morale and employee relations, a corporate wellness program can also improve the health of individual employees. Regular exercise can lead to weight loss, improved physical fitness, increased stamina, decreased stress, increased self-confidence and improved self-efficacy.
There are many employer benefits too! In 2002 the US Department of Health and Human Services released a study that stated corporate wellness initiatives can result in:
- Reduced healthcare costs by 20 to 55%
- Reduced short-term sick leave by 6 to 32%
- Increased productivity by 2 to 52%
Company wellness initiatives support healthy behaviors and encourage an improved quality of life for employees. Take advantage of the opportunity to make a positive change at your organization. Check out the links below to help you get started.