Corporate Wellness

Employers are constantly striving to find ways to increase the bottom line. A fit and healthy employee is a productive employee. Bringing fitness into the workplace with customized group exercise classes or a fitness program design for a wide range of needs will add happiness to your work environment while reducing healthcare costs and sick days and leading to more productivity from your associates as they work together in fitness for a common goal.

 

Interested in a consultation to see  how we can get your company on the right track with a fitness and wellness plan for all your employees? Contact me today to discuss the opportunity to help your employees and your bottom line! Check out these statistics from Forbes Magazine. 

 

 

Implementing and supporting a corporate wellness program is one way that many businesses are trying to build a culture of health and fitness for the greater good of their employees and their bottom line. And, their employees appreciate the investment. According to the 2013 Aflac Workforces Report, employees enrolled in wellness programs at the place of their employment are more satisfied with their jobs.  

  

If you're on the fence about whether or not your business truly needs a corporate wellness program, consider these statistics:

  1. 86 million adult Americans have prediabetes (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

  2. 34.6% of U.S. adults are obese (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

  3. 19% of U.S. adults currently smoke (America's Health Rankings)

  4. 90% of Americans eat more than the recommended amount of sodium. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

  5. By 2030, half of all American adults in the U.S. are expected to be obese (Fitness.gov

  6. Obesity-related illness costs approximately $190.2 annually (Institute of Medicine)

  7. By 2018, it is estimated that obesity-related healthcare expenses will cost the U.S. $344 billion (Fitness.gov)

  8. A person with diagnosed diabetes spends approximately $13,700 annually on medical expenses (Diabetes.org)

  9. Medical costs decrease $3.27 for each dollar a business spent on wellness programs ( Aflac Workforces Report)

  10. Companies that implemented a wellness program experienced a 28% reduction in employees calling in sick (Institute for Healthcare Consumerism™)

While realizing the monetary benefits and cost-savings of a corporate wellness program will take time, you should also consider the more non-quantifiable benefits that are associated with a healthier workforce. For example, the American Psychological Association's (APA) Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award recipients boasted an average turnover rate of 6% in 2012, as opposed to the 38% national average. Offering your employees health care benefits is no longer optional, and the state of your workforce's health can impact your cost—for better or worse.