Workplace Wellness is achieved when both employers and employees are fully engaged in Wellness programming with physical and emotional health in mind. When an employee is encouraged to live healthier, not only are healthcare costs reduced, but employees find their jobs more satisfactory.
While not a substitute for routine medical care and checkups, Workplace Wellness programs are designed to make the need for medical treatments and medications less necessary.
Workplace Wellness is a vital investment for companies. Enacting a program creates a healthier working environment, reduces stress for employees, and improves the overall productivity of workers. By encouraging healthier lifestyles, corporations create healthier employees that miss fewer days of work, and who are more diligent in their work.
Invest in your employees today, and reap the benefits of Workplace Wellness programming tomorrow and every day.
- Developing a healthy habit takes between 21 and 66 days of repetition.
- According to the CDC, chronic disease accounts for 75% of total healthcare costs. They are also the most preventable types of disease.
- Employees who are healthy are 25% more likely to have higher job performance, and 27% less absenteeism
- Overweight employees cost employers $73.1 billion a year and file twice as many workers’ compensation claims.
- Healthy employees reduce health care costs.
- 70 percent of U.S. employers now offer some type of employee wellness program.