Did you know that 70% of healthcare costs in the United States are preventable? According to the American Heart Association, we lose $32 BILLION a year because of premature illness associated with cardiovascular diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.
What does this mean for your business?
Company benefits for providing a wellness program include: lower healthcare costs, reduced absenteeism and greater productivity and morale. Returns on investment include double-digit decreases in sick leave, hospital admissions, disability days and per capita workers compensation costs.
In fact, 86% of companies with more than 50 employees offer a wellness program, and 31% of employers offering disease management programs reported a positive return on investment.
Employees spend approximately 36% of their total waking hours at work. This makes the worksite an ideal place to provide workers with the knowledge and skills needed to help improve attitudes and behaviors concerning health. Improving employee health can:
- Improve physical fitness and mental alertness
- Boost employee morale
- Possibly reduce absenteeism
Healthy eating and regular physical activity help people to stay in shape, feel good, and avoid developing risk factors that can lead to heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes.
Providing a means for your employees to exercise, you will have a happier, healthier and a more productive work force/team. This can be accomplishes in two ways.
- Providing a after work exercise program
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- Offering a membership that allows the employee to attend on their own, but with accountability.
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Cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes are all linked by common risk factors, behaviors and/or health habits associated with physical inactivity and poor nutrition.
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States.
Every year, U.S. businesses spend billions of dollars on the health care of their employees for diseases that are impacted by obesity and inactivity such as heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes.
Longer work weeks, fast-paced lifestyles, family commitments, as well as other reasons, are driving Americans to eat more on the go than ever before. For employers, poor employee health leads to lower productivity, lower morale, and higher insurance claims.
Let’s do something about it
We have various plans and programs to assist with your companies need.
Contact us today. For employees, demands of the job and fast-paced lifestyles pose a significant challenge to maintaining individual health.
We look forward to working with you!