This past year, health was at the top of everyone’s minds, but living a healthy lifestyle is more than just eating right. Encourage your employees to get active and find resources to develop healthy habits by introducing a workplace wellness program. Implementing an effective program can help your co-workers be more active, reduce stress levels, and increase overall productivity.
Establishing a wellness program can help your team live an active lifestyle and form better habits; habits that not only benefit the employee but also your company. These benefits can include: Lower health care costs, reduced sick days, improved productivity, and improved morale.
Encouraging your employees to exercise regularly can protect them from severe diseases including heart disease, obesity, and neurological disorders. By reducing the risk of developing a disease, there is a lowered chance of costly hospital bills and taking extended time off of work. Protecting your employees from preventable medical bills can also save your company money with lower insurance premiums.
Providing a workplace wellness program can give your team an outlet that they may not have known they needed. As your employees get active, the elevated endorphin levels can lead to a 13% increase in productivity according to an Oxford study. This means that even just a basic workplace wellness program can help companies of any size get more productivity out of their workforce. Additionally, having a wellness program set up can improve the morale of the team and build camaraderie for those taking part.
Annmarie Dallao | ARCpoint Labs of Reading Source: ARCpoint Labs Franchise Group