Benefits of a Corporate Wellness Program

Benefits of a Corporate Wellness Program


Are you a desk jockey, meaning do you work at a desk, sitting for hours a day? Medical researchers are finding more health dangers associated with excessive sitting, comparable to the dangers of smoking. Many studies have shown a link increasing the risks of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, even dementia. Sitting for extended periods of time have also led to in increase in obesity and metabolic syndromes, such as high blood pressure, and abnormal cholesterol levels. A popular trend combating this work related epidemic are Corporate Wellness Programs. The benefits of these programs are substantial, for the employer and employee alike.

A Corporate Wellness Program will address issues such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Overproductive Pancreas
  • Colon Cancer
  • Muscular degeneration
  • Poor Circulation
  • Soft Bones
  • Foggy Brain
  • Strained Neck, Shoulders, and Back
  • Disk Damage

Regular movement boosts natural antioxidants that kill cell-damaging and potentially cancer-causing free radicals. Excessive sitting decreases this natural defense. Cells in idle muscles don’t respond as readily to insulin, so the pancreas produces more, which can lead to diabetes and other diseases. Studies show a decline in insulin response after just one day of prolonged sitting! When you slump in a chair, your muscles are completely inactive. This can lead to muscle weakness and poor circulation over time.

Benefits of a Corporate Wellness Program include:

Employees
  • Sustained energy throughout the day.
  • Sleep better at night so more focused during the day.
  • Encourages healthy work relationships and team bonding.
  • Increases job satisfaction.
  • Reduces loss wages due to decreased sick absences.
  • Great way to socialize with co-workers.
  • Improves reaction and coping mechanisms.
Employers
  • Attracts quality employees.
  • Better corporate health insurance rates.
  • Reduced sick days: increased productivity.
  • Tax incentives due to recent Federal legislation.
  • Higher employee retention.
  • Encourages healthy competition and team building.
  • Can serve to create a positive image in the community.
  • Boosts workplace morale.

During the day at the office try alternating between sitting and standing at your workstation. If you can’t do that, stand up every half hour or so and stretch or go for a brief walk.

The Fitness Studio believes in a holistic approach to health and wellness. We can help your business establish a Corporate Wellness Program that can benefit you and your employees. Contact us today for more information, and begin your journey to a healthier, happier, more productive workplace.


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