Promoting Health in the Workplace
Tuesday February 16, 2016
There are small things companies can do to make a big difference in promoting better health for employees. Providing the right information, and putting programs in place can create an active, healthy, attractive environment not only for current workers, but future ones as well!
Here are some simple things that can improve health and wellness, and save money in the long run:
- Choosing the right initiatives:
Start by gathering the right kind of information about nutrition and physical activity, and find initiatives that are right for your organization. Be sure to capture senior-level buy in and link a healthy workplace to values, business goals, and strategic priorities. Some companies even create a “Wellness Team” made of various employees from every department that help push these healthy initiatives.
2) Developing exercise programs:
Some employers provide exercise balls for employees to sit on instead of standard chairs. Others purchase in-office treadmills so employees can walk while they work. The smartest managers create group exercise programs (walking clubs, group workouts, etc) for employees.
3) Promoting nutrition and healthy eating:
Even changing dieting habits (eating many, smaller meals throughout the day instead of one big meal at lunch) can pay enormous dividends. The key is to provide information about, and access to, nutritious, fat-burning, energy-sustaining foods to your entire workforce.
The Pay Off:
It’s been proven that promoting healthy eating and exercise has tremendous benefits to employers and employees alike. These include:
- Increased productivity
- Lower costs from sick leave, absences, and workman’s compensation
- Improved staff morale
- Decreased incidence of attending work when sick
- Improved retention of employees
- And more!
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