Wellness

The United States spends more on health care than any other country in the world annually.¹   Many health problems are a direct result of an unhealthy lifestyle (smoking, lack of exercise, poor diet, excess stress, etc.) Unhealthy employee behaviors and presenteeism cost U.S. employers an average of $670 per employee each year. ²   Workplace wellness programs are long-term strategies for reducing benefit costs through sustained improvements in workforce health.

Implementing a wellness program requires careful planning to ensure your company can reap the benefits of workplace health promotion: healthier employees, reduced absenteeism, increased productivity, a boost in morale and reduced health care costs. All of these benefits will contribute to keeping the company’s bottom line fit and healthy.

There are many different types of wellness programs. The purpose of these programs is to promote healthy lifestyle wellness initiatives and can include smoking cessation programs, on-site gyms, healthy food initiatives, wellness education and much more. While some businesses have instituted very comprehensive health programs, others have achieved savings or increased productivity with just a few simple activities that promote healthy behaviors.

Worksite health promotion is an investment in your most important asset: your employees. Studies have shown that employees are more likely to be on the job and performing well when they are in optimal health.  Winter-Dent & Company can assist you in providing information to start a Wellness program in your company. 

 

¹ The World Health Organization
² Society of Human Resource Management