Top Reasons Why Corporate Health is Important
Before we go over some of the top reasons why corporate health is important, let us first establish what it is:
In short, corporate health or workplace wellness, as referred to by some, is any kind of workplace health promotion activity which has been designed to support healthy behavior in the workplace in order to improve health outcomes for an organisation or a company’s employees. These health programs or activities can be categorized as either primary, secondary, or tertiary health programs.
This all depends on the specific goal of the program, so let’s look at the reasons behind why a company or organisation would want to achieve these goals.
Besides anything else, the obvious reason behind corporate health or employee wellness is to promote a healthier lifestyle for hardworking individuals. By giving your employee’s the option of a gym membership as part of their benefits isn’t the solution. More likely than not, your employee won’t fully utilize this privilege.
By implementing a corporate health program with an on-site fitness center coupled with a fitness coordinator, you’re bound to create a contagious initiative in the workplace. When it’s right there in front of people, they tend to more open to the idea. Our advice is to make activities like this compulsory for your staff, even if it’s just 2 to 3 times a week, for 30 minutes. It’s no secret that healthier people feel better about themselves and are more focused, which directly results in higher productivity and energy levels.
Programs through Fit for Life include:
- Kettle-bell Conditioning
- Health and lifestyle Coaching
- Zumba/Cardio Salsa
- Circuit Training
- Strength & Conditioning
- Tai Chi
Your company will also benefit.
A corporate health program not only benefits your employee’s, it can benefit your organisation too. Here’s how:
They can help your company make remarkable savings in terms of health insurance and medical care
Reduces risk elements for injury and illness which results in absence of employees and inevitably creates greater expense for your company/organisation
Heightens overall morale within the workplace
Increases staff retention
Adds value to your employee’s company package (giving incentive to current and future employees)
Provides your organisation with competition in holding on to and acquiring talent
Promotes the well-being of everyone within your organisation
The multiple benefits completely outweigh the cost of a wellness program. According to Wellness Proposals, Coca-Cola was able to save $500 per employee every year by implementing a fitness program in which only 60% of the employees participated. In other words, don’t be penny wise and pound foolish.
By hosting health education seminars or health & wellness fairs, you will enable and empower your staff to take control of their own health, directly ensuring a better quality of life for them and possibly their loved ones. After all, health and fitness are contagious. There’s little value in just providing your employees with a wellness or corporate health program without educating them first. Your staff needs to understand why the program is being implemented in order to comprehend the true worth behind it.
Fit for Life offers a wide array of seminars that address questions such as:
The main objective here is getting you and your employees closer to optimum health. View our most popular seminars and workshops here.
Another terrific way of educating your staff is by throwing a health fair. This is much more exciting and festive way of doing it. It’s sociable, bringing your staff together. Reward your employees with a half day and instead of allowing them to go home, provide eats, drinks, and even music, treating it as a team-building exercise while simultaneously introducing corporate health to them. There’s another side to wellness besides being fit. This is known as spiritual or mental well-being.
By hosting a health fair through Fit for Life, you’ll also be promoting other aspects of wellness such as:
- Massage Therapy
All these elements can add to the overall spiritual health of your employees. As they say, a healthy mind leads to a healthier body.
If you’re interested in encouraging health in your organisation, get in touch with us. We work around your structures and offer custom services.