Workplace Wellness Program
We help people get healthy and lose weight permanently using behavioral psychology combined with nutrition and exercise science that helps them master their mental, social, physical and emotional well-being, and the mindset to sustain it.
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Custom Workplace Programs For Your Company
About the Program
Thanks to modern medicine, life expectancy for Americans has continually increased. How much we enjoy these additional years, however, depends greatly on how we have lived our lives. If our quality of life is to remain high so that we can fully enjoy these extra years, we must practice good eating habits, be active and refrain from using tobacco products.
Workplace wellness focuses on skill development and lifestyle behavior change along with information dissemination and awareness building, preferably tailored to employee’s interests and needs. Workplace wellness programs are crucial to improving the health of their workers. Most adults spend more of their waking hours at work than anywhere else, making it a prime venue for promoting healthful habits. The workplace organizational culture and environment are powerful influences on behavior and this needs to be put to use as a means of assisting employees to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Workplace wellness programs can help support these healthy behaviors. Take advantage of these benefits in your organization. Active. Healthy. Well. is a wellness educational, consulting and coaching company that can customize a workplace wellness program for your company today!
Benefits & Outcomes
- Supportive social and physical environments that include an organization’s expectations regarding healthy behaviors and implementation of policies that promote health and reduce risk of disease.
- Integration of the workplace program into the organization’s structure.
- Linkage to related programs like employee assistance programs (EAPs) and programs to help employees balance work and family.
- Workplace screening programs, ideally linked to medical care to ensure follow-up and appropriate treatment as necessary.
- A means of determining how the program is working, and how it can be improved.
- Weight reduction
- Improved physical fitness
- Increased stamina
- Lower levels of stress
- Increased well-being, self-image and self-esteem
- Enhanced recruitment and retention of healthy employees
- Reduced healthcare costs
- Decreased rates of illness and injuries
- Reduced employee absenteeism
- Improved employee relations and morale
- Increased productivity
The Case for Workplace Wellness
The Case for Workplace Wellness
About half of all deaths in the U.S. can be attributed to preventable behaviors and exposures, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. While most of the major preventable causes of death declined or changed little since 1990, deaths due to poor diet and physical inactivity increased 33 percent, according to a CDC study.
Recent research shows that over 50% of absenteeism is attributable to stress and stress-related illnesses and it’s no wonder stress contributes to many of the major health problems faced by the nation’s workforce including high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, back pain, and more. Weight-related costs including healthcare, productivity, and absenteeism are costing employers approximately $12 billion per year (2).
Employees with poor eating habits generated 41 percent more health case claim costs and employees who were 20% above their normal weight range had hospital integration rates that were 143 percent higher than any other health risk group.
We can prevent many of these deaths and enhance quality of life for millions of people if we can help them exercise regularly, eat nutritious foods, avoid tobacco and excess alcohol, learn to manage stress, enhance social networks and economic conditions, clarify lifestyle values, and achieve a sense of fulfillment in their intellectual pursuits. Studies have shown that employee wellness programs help companies reduce their healthcare costs an average of $3.72 for each dollar invested. Additionally, companies average $5.06 in reduced absenteeism for each dollar invested in a wellness program.
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Inc. (AAOHN) performed a survey that questioned 500 workers nationwide about their perceptions of wellness programs. More than three-quarters of all participants indicated wellness programs are a good way to improve their overall health, and nearly 60% consider these offerings an incentive to remain with their current business.
Worker retention and turnover impact the bottom line, so building wellness programs into the work site culture is a valuable way to help retain talented staff members and to enhance personal health and workplace productivity. By investing in organized wellness programs, headed by a wellness coach, companies can give employees the access to the health information they want, and increase participation and generate interest at the same time.
As a result of effective wellness programs, workers become smarter consumers of healthcare who feel empowered to take charge of their personal health. Healthier workers make for a healthier bottom line, increased productivity from reduced absenteeism and reduced disability claims.
Help Your Employees Be Active, Healthy, & Well
A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report in 2002 revealed that at workplaces with physical activity programs, employers have:
Reduced healthcare costs by 20% to 55%
Reduced short-term sick leave by six to 32%
Increased productivity by two to 52%
Helped companies reduce their healthcare costs an average of $3.72
60% of employees consider wellness programs an incentive to remain with their current employer
Improve Fitness to Improve Performance
The success of your business relies on your employees. You invest in training them. You motivate them with praise or a raise. You provide them with all manner of things to help them do their jobs well. Yet just as important as the work environment, or pay increases, or awards is helping them be healthy and active.
Physically active people have lower medical costs, miss fewer days of work, deal with stress better, have more energy, think more clearly, are less apt to be depressed or suffer from many types of chronic disease. Multiple research studies prove all of the above.
Imagine the transformation in your workplace if your employees are routinely at the top of their game. Not only would efficiency and productivity increase, sick days and health insurance costs would decrease.
Accountability Is Key
Unfortunately, studies show that employer incentives such as public gym memberships and on-sight fitness centers are minimally effective for the people who need to work out most. For those people, accountability is the most powerful factor in staying with a fitness program.
Active. Healthy. Well., offers employers simple ways to help their employees begin and stick with a fitness program. We are dedicated to helping people improve their level of fitness who don’t, won’t, or can’t do it on their own.
We encourage you to review the range of services we offer:
- Health promotion seminars
- Wellness Coaching
- Fitness Assessments
- Online fitness tools
- Nutrition Counseling
- Fitness Counseling
Workplace wellness programs can help support these healthy behaviors. Take advantage of these benefits in your organization. Let’s work together to customize a workplace wellness program for your company today!
Please contact us today to understand how a workplace wellness program can benefit your company and employees.