Research has shown an effective wellness program can significantly impact a variety of health risk factors, including cholesterol, blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. Through a YMCA Corporate Wellness Partnership, companies can provide their employees with a comprehensive wellness program, health education, and unprecedented savings on memberships, all of which can improve employee morale, absenteeism, and productivity.
Employers have a vested interest in health-related issues and reducing unnecessary medical costs. The majority of US healthcare expenses can be attributed to the diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases and health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and high blood pressure. Positive lifestyle changes, such as increased physical activity and a healthy diet can often prevent these costly medical conditions before they arise.
Improved employee productivity plays a big role in the success of a company. Workers who exercise regularly tend to have more energy and are more productive while at work. As little as 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week can significantly impact workers’ spirit, mind, and body.
Healthy employees are at a lower risk for injury than those who are unhealthy with multiple risk factors.
Many employees view health promotion programs as an added perk that makes them feel valued and appreciated by their employers. Employees who feel valued are less likely to seek employment elsewhere, decreasing turnover and the time and money needed to recruit, hire and train new workers. Similarly, a well-being program can serve as a valuable recruiting tool as you seek to attract your organization's best possible talent.