Why invest in a corporate fitness and wellness program? Why spend money on a program that may work if employees participate? Because if you can get employees to participate, they will lead healthier lives, create healthy habits and eventually save your company money in health care costs!
You shouldn’t invest in a corporate wellness program just to “check the box”.
A wellness program requires dedication and perseverance to make a positive change in the workplace.
If an employee commits to moving more and making nutritious choices in the kitchen, it will have a lasting impact on their health. Daily exercise and increased consumption in fruits and veggies can lower high blood pressure, decrease LDL levels (bad cholesterol) and increase HDL levels (good cholesterol. When an employee gets serious about his or her health, he or she may be able to drop medications for lifestyle-related diseases (hypertension, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol) and save your company valuable money from decreased health care costs!
So next time you think corporate wellness programs aren’t worth it, think again.
The value of one employee getting off medication due to lifestyle-related disease can save your company thousands of dollars! So get up and move it!