Why offer a corporate wellness program?There are many reasons why corporate wellness programs should be offered.
When employers show they take an interest in their employees' health and wellness, employees are more likely to highly regard their employers and feel loyal to them. This increases productivity.
Keep it Fresh
Offering corporate wellness programs, depending on how structured, keeps monotony at bay. Day in and day out tasks get broken by interesting and fun fitness challenges. This increases productivity.
State of Mind
Brain drain is decreased with programs that stimulate the mind and help keep blood flow and oxygen circulating. Less boredom, more efficiency. People who participate in wellness programs feel better internally and are more likely to be pleased with their external appearances. Improved self-efficacy, self-esteem, and morale are great benefits of fitness and wellness. This increases productivity.
Team Building and Bonding
Through challenges and shared experiences, employees tend to build relations and bond with their co-workers. When employees are harmonious, they are more efficient, thus, increased productivity.
Healthcare Costs and Work Missed
Encouraging employees to stay healthy, and offering incentives to do so, helps them to miss less work, as being healthy decreases the likelihood of illnesses. When employees are not ill, they do not require as much medical attention such as medical appointments and healthcare costs. Less work missed, less medical appointments, and less time worrying about missed workloads, contribute to increased productivity.
Pride and Accomplishment
Supporting employees in their fitness and wellness endeavors helps encourage them to continue to be healthy. Reaching fitness and wellness goals gives a sense of accomplishment in which they can take pride. This increases productivity.
Improved Fitness and Weight Loss
It goes without saying that fitness and wellness programs help stabilize or decrease weight by burning calories, improving circulation of blood and oxygen, and helping with mental clarity. Exercise also occupies motor functions that would otherwise be affected by conditions such as autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. In essence, exercise decreases fidgeting, which increases productivity.
Exercise as a Drug
Exercise has been shown to alleviate need for medications by decrease stress and anxiety. This increases productivity.
The recurring theme is increased productivity. What more could an employer want to increase income potential?