Corporate Wellness or
worksite health promotion refers to the
systematic approach endorsed by an
organization that is designed to enhance
the health of the company and it's most
important asset: it's employees. In essence
Corporate Wellness is an action step taken
by an employer to increase the health and
well-being of it's employees.
The very term "wellness"
suggests an all-encompassing or holistic
approach to health. That is to say that a
wellness program is more than physical
fitness instruction or nutritional
education. Although the health of the body
is important; equally important is the
health of the mind and spirit. Why an
Employer should adopt a Corporate Wellness
STRESS REDUCTION : High stress levels are one
of the leading causes of on-set disease,
depression, low energy levels, lack of mental
clarity and creativity. By reducing employees
stress levels companies will increase overall
productivity, employee's positive attitude,
while lowering insurance costs.
|IMPROVED MORALE : "A healthy employee is a
happy employee." People who are fit and
healthy tend to be happier and more productive
at their place of work; and their upbeat and
positive attitude tends to be contagious.
||REDUCED ABSENTEEISM : Corporations lose productivity
due to absenteeism every year leaving loss . It is
no secret that lifestyle behaviors have a direct
correlation with diseases such as high blood
pressure, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. By
preventing certain illnesses affected by lifestyle
choices, employee sick leave decreases dramatically.
REDUCED TURNOVER: The cost of recruiting, hiring and
retaining a qualified staff in today's job market
can be costly not to mention a tremendous strain for
employers. Providing wellness programs to employees
adds to their benefit package and also demonstrates
that the employer cares about the employee's well
HEALTH CARE COST CONTAINMENT : A recent medical study
concluded that sedentary lifestyles increase annual
medical costs. If as little as 10% of these
sedentary individuals adopted a regular walking
program, it is estimated that the medical costs
could be saved.