According to a recent study by Health.com, nearly
one-third of all Americans will commit to some kind of New Year’s Resolution. The
most popular American resolutions are losing weight, getting fit, quitting
smoking and stressing less. We know that a healthy workforce is a productive
workforce, so how can corporate America respond to the current desire for our workers
to sustain those healthy resolutions? Additionally, how can attention to health
and wellness in the workplace find a place in even the most traditional
Workplace health and wellness has a direct impact on
a company’s bottom line.
Studies by the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services have shown that for every dollar invested by corporations in corporate
wellness/wellness programs, there were savings ranging from $1.49 to $4.91. The
Wellness Practitioner Journal reported 19 studies with a 28% reduction in sick
leave; 23 studies with a 26% reduction in health care costs; and four studies
with a 30% reduction in direct medical and workers’ compensation claims.
In addition, when a comprehensive wellness program is
targeted to meet a corporation’s specific needs, that company will save money
by reducing absenteeism, lowering healthcare expenditures, eliminating staff
turnover and increasing overall productivity.
Make your company New Years Resolution to provide
worksite health and wellness programming for your employees. This is the best
time of year to start; employees are motivated and have their own health and
wellness goals in place. A great way to get started is by signing up for MBGH’s
CEO Culture of Health. You can learn more about the Culture of Health
initiative and how to participate by contacting Tara Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have already signed up to participate in the Culture of Health
initiative contact Tara Hill to find out more about programming opportunities
and events for 2014!
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