Did you know the typical American works approximately 47 hours a week? That is almost 164 hours more than the average 20 years ago. With only so much time being devoted to making a living, most people tend to forget about the living part. Finding time or having the energy after a long day to exercise and counter-act the stresses of a job is difficult for modern working Americans. This inability to balance work and a healthy lifestyle is taking its toll. By 2030, half of all American adults in the U.S. are expected to be obese (Fitness.gov). This is why we at LifeStyles INFOCUS™ believe it’s time to break the unhealthy habits of corporate America and encourage a healthy-living trend in San Diego and nationwide.
Corporate wellness programs are important tools for establishing balance in the workplace. Programs that emphasize the benefits of corporate wellness can be implemented in a variety of ways.
If you are a business in the San Diego area, let us work with you to develop your own Corporate Health and Wellness Program by offering the following services:
One of the primary benefits of corporate wellness is a reduction in the rates of illness and injuries among employees. Unhealthy employees experience a wide range of work related injuries such as muscle strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and most often neck or back pain.
So why should you, the employee, take advantage of a workplace wellness program? Every person has some sort of health risk to varying degrees. Unhealthy eating, lack of exercise or sleep, drinking, smoking, or in a lot of cases a family health history. Using a LSI program can make positive change happen. Not only will you be more healthy, but you will have more energy and be less stressed. Workplace wellness programs can help you get healthier, even if that simply means learning how to reduce stress and muscle strain when you are on the job.
Depending on what program your company offers, it might help to lose weight, lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, and sleep better. Often times, all you need is a little motivation to get the to get in gear. A LSI workplace wellness plan could be just the thing. Another great benefit of wellness programs is the sense of camaraderie with your co-workers. You’ll have a chance to experience activities with them that aren’t work oriented. A jogging club or sports team, having lunch together, or by going to the gym. Social support is a very important part of being healthy and getting and staying fit. Interacting with co-workers with will let you have others to give you encouragement when you need it. To hold you accountable to your goals. Plus, you’ll be motivated by seeing others positive results. By using a LSI wellness program, you’ll be an important part of the team.
In addition to preventing illnesses among employees. Corporate wellness programs also lead to a reduction in employee absenteeism. Employees who are stressed, unhealthy or overworked tend to become sick much more often than healthy employees. This is why our mission is so important. For example, Coors Brewing Company experienced a remarkable 18% decrease in employee absenteeism after implementing a corporate wellness program within their workplace. Increased productivity is another benefit of corporate wellness. Employees who are happy and healthy tend to produce a greater volume of work at a higher quality than unhealthy employees. Employers should realize that implementing programs that lower stress levels, will increase the overall output of their employees.
Recruiting, marketing and advertising for vacant positions is often times very costly. Not to mention, most importantly, time-consuming. If your employees are happy and healthy and enjoy working at your company, they will be able to focus more time and energy on actually getting the job done. Corporate wellness programs contribute to the enhanced retention of key employees. Companies that implement wellness programs normally experience a much lower rate of employee turnover. Companies show returns on investment of $1.49 – $13 for every dollar spent on wellness initiatives. Offering wellness programs is a benefit for your employees, the company, and the overall health of the community.
Companies dedicated to the implementation of wellness strategies demonstrate to their employees that they are committed to facilitating and maintaining their well-being. It has been shown that employees who are educated about healthy choices repay their company by being present at work and performing well. Overall, corporate wellness initiatives make positive contributions to company culture and have a definitive impact on the bottom line!
Productive company wellness programs do not simply consist of organizing an office softball league or offering gym membership incentives. Wellness programs should be holistic and include key areas of employees’ everyday lifestyles, including a focus on a healthy work environment, healthy eating habits, stress management, and finance management. In order for companies to be effective in the implementation of a successful wellness environment, all company leaders should be relentless in their efforts. As we are relentless in out efforts to help eliminate unhealthy lifestyles in the corporate workplace and help better companies in San Diego and throughout the nation!
Better your company today! Get in touch with Lifestyles INFOCUS and let us help you bring your dream wellness program to life!