With health care costs continuing to rise at alarming rates, it’s more important than ever before to keep your employees healthy. Corporate wellness programmes can help you do just that.
Employee wellness programmes cater for all manner of health and lifestyle problems. The aim is to promote healthy lifestyle choices to reduce the amount of medical attention required.
The workplace is an ideal setting to address health issues and promote healthier lifestyles. Individuals can obtain health-related information, take part in health screenings and preventive services, and gain the social support often needed for health behaviour change.
Wellness programmes can cover a broad range of healthcare initiatives, from nutritional advice and exercise programmes to medical cover. In terms of the office environment their effectiveness is simple – a healthy employee is, on the whole, a happy employee, and a happy employee equates to maximised performance. Your staff will also be aware the company is taking measures to ensure their health and wellbeing, which in turn breeds loyalty and responsibility.