Healthy employees are happy employees. Whether it’s covering gym membership fees or allowing workers to leave early to hit the cycle studio, more companies are establishing corporate wellness programs. Bosses love that associates are more energized at work and take fewer sick days, and employees are able to get a workout in without disrupting the workday.
Corporate wellness programs are a win-win situation. Here are the top four benefits your company will see if you implement one of your own:
- Increased Productivity: New research from the University of California, Riverside, UCLA, and Washington University found that workers who participated in their employer’s wellness programs increased productivity by more than 5%, which is roughly the equivalent of one additional day of productive work per month.
- Reduced Health Care Costs: A meta-analysis of 42 corporate wellness studies identified a 25% reduction in absenteeism and sick leave from employees who participated in their company’s program. The same analysis also found that corporate wellness programs resulted in a 25% reduction in health costs. Additionally, there was also a 32% decrease in workers’ compensation claims and disability costs.
- Increased Gym Time: It can be difficult to find the time (or money) to go to the gym when you are also juggling work, family, friends, and bills. Having a work fitness program allows employees to stay in shape by making it affordable and easy to incorporate an exercise regime into the work day.
- Minimized Stress: A recent survey from workplace wellness provider MediKeeper found that workers report less stress when their employer has a wellness program in place. Several studies have shown that engaging in physical activity reduces stress by producing endorphins, which are chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers.
If you want to set up a corporate wellness program for your business, the personal trainers at Hill Personal Wellness in Omaha, NE, are happy to help. Owner Josiah Hill has spent nearly a decade learning how the body works in conjunction with the correct diet, and his six-month program subscriptions are aimed toward improving wellness and exercise routines. They will get your employees fit and healthy in no time. Learn more about their plans and pricing by visiting them online, and call (610) 597-1626 to schedule an appointment today.