Workplace wellness programs offer a wide range of benefits for both employees and employers. Promoting healthy habits and helping keep employees healthy is good for your bottom line. Employee wellness programs have a direct, measurable impact on business productivity and profits.
Here at A New You Health & Wellness in The Woodlands, Texas, board-certified endocrinologist and wellness specialist Jonathan C. Cheng, MD, and his team offer a range of programs to keep you healthy and functioning at your best, including employee wellness programs.
Workers who engage in employee wellness programs tend to be healthier and have a greater level of satisfaction with their job. Implementing employee wellness programs not only keeps your current employees healthy, but it also builds loyalty, improves your business image, and attracts new talent to your company.
In this article, we discuss some of the key benefits of implementing an employee wellness program and reasons employee wellness is worth the investment.
Healthy employees equals higher productivity
Focusing on the health of employees is one of the most overlooked ways to increase the productivity of your business. Research continues to show that encouraging and promoting employee wellness is an effective strategy for improving productivity.
Having healthy employees means higher productivity and lower costs. Productivity lies at the center of your business’ success, and when employee productivity declines, your business suffers. Research shows that employees who have healthy habits, such as eating a nutritious diet, have higher job performance.
Employee wellness programs boost workplace engagement
Implementing an employee wellness program results in higher employee engagement, according to research. Better health is strongly linked to enhanced engagement. More than 90% of employees who work for companies with leadership that provides support and promotes wellness report feeling highly motivated to do their best.
Employee wellness programs reduce sick days
Employees who work for companies that have wellness programs have fewer unplanned absences from work. Lower rates of absenteeism means greater productivity and lower costs for your business.
Employee wellness programs promote healthy behaviors
Making long-term changes to behavior is a cornerstone of health, but making lasting changes is easier said than done. Fortunately, employees who participate in workplace wellness programs are more likely to adopt and maintain healthy behaviors, according to research.
These employees are more likely to engage in regular physical activity, eat more fruits and vegetables and less fat, and maintain a healthy weight, according to the report. The study also found that employees who take part in workplace wellness programs have lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol, which benefits long-term health.
Physical exercise improves employee wellness
Physical activity is one of the key areas of our employee wellness program. Workplace programs that promote exercise strengthen the overall wellness and well-being of your employees.
Employees with sedentary lifestyles have lower productivity, take more sick days, and are at greater risk for chronic disease such as high blood pressure, obesity, and Type 2 diabetes. In fact, sedentary lifestyle habits are more deadly than smoking, according to a study published in the journal Lancet.
Research finds that employees who exercise at least 30 minutes three times a week are healthier and more productive in the workplace.
To learn more about how our corporate wellness program can help you boost employee wellness and benefit your company, contact A New You Health & Wellness-The Woodlands to schedule a consultation. Convenient online booking is available.