Why Is There Employee Wellness Programs?

There are numerous benefits for employee wellness programs.


As a matter of fact,there are more than 200 scientific studies indicating the positive return-on-investment for worksite wellness programs.

That said, this listing is not extensive, but will note some of the widely accepted benefits of such programs.

Wellness Programs in the work place are crucial to improving the health of their workers. Most adults spend more of their waking hours at work than anywhere else, making it a prime venue for promoting healthful habits.


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The worksite organizational culture and environment are powerful influences on the employee behaviors. These influences need to be put to use as a means of assisting employees to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
The greatest benefits of health and wellness programs on worksites for employees include:

  • Weight reduction
  • Improved physical fitness
  • Increased stamina
  • Lower levels of stress
  • Increased well-being, self-image and self-esteem
  • The Programs Are Also Beneficial
    to the Employers:

    According to a recent research, employers also benefit from these wellness programs:

  • Enhanced recruitment and retention of healthy employees
  • Reduced healthcare costs
  • Decreased rates of illness and injuries
  • Reduced employee absenteeism
  • Improved employee relations and morale
  • Increased productivity
  • Also, a recent report of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services revealed that at worksites with physical activity programs, employers have:

  • Reduced health care costs by 20 to 55 percent
  • Reduced short-term sick leave by 6 to 32 percent
  • Increased productivity by 2 to 52 percent
  • Lets be pro-active employers...






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