At STā-FIT, we obviously value the importance of fitness and nutrition in the workplace. Keeping employees healthy and happy has many benefits for your business:
More than one-third of Americans are overweight or obese.
As of 2012, 117 million Americans had one or more chronic illnesses, which account for 75% of all healthcare costs in the U.S.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 86 million Americans have prediabetes, and less than 10 percent of them are aware of their condition.
The top two chronic health conditions driving health-related costs for employers were depression and obesity, research showed.
Employees who scored low on "life satisfaction" stayed home from work 1.25 more days per month than those with higher scores, adding up to about 15 additional days off per year.
Those numbers paint a troubling picture of poor health, chronic conditions and co-morbidities that could affect your workers' well-being and ability to safely perform their jobs.
(U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2016. "Winning at Wellness")
A well-designed workplace wellness program can motivate employees to make healthier choices. The results could be healthcare savings, more engaged workers and, possibly, lower risk of injury. That's why it's important to know that many employers are investing in wellness programs and have seen positive results from their efforts to build a culture of health.