our modern times, people are finding it more and more difficult to achieve a healthy lifestyle. We sit too long at our desks, we skip meals or eat on the go, we let the burden of our personal and professional responsibilities weigh us down. None of this sounds very healthy, does it?
As an employer, you might feel powerless (or even that it is none of your business) to help your employees improve their well-being. But you aren’t. And it isn't.
The reality is that nobody wants to feel sick, stressed, and not at their best. By giving your employees the tools to improve their health, you benefit your business and your people. You also create an environment where everyone feels cared about, supported, and empowered.
If you’re not sure where to start, try looking to your health insurance provider for guidance. They usually have free informational resources, discounts on fitness memberships, and screenings that help your employees identify the biggest threats to their wellness. They also offer incentives to lower healthcare costs to companies who are trying to improve wellness (and who doesn't need that?).
Sharing these resources is a great jumping off point, and as you begin to get buy-in, you can expand your efforts with different initiatives throughout the year. Many companies host fitness challenges, arrange after work sports leagues, offer healthier vending machine options, and provide incentives for choosing healthier lifestyles.
ANY OF THESE IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION—A STEP TOWARD BETTER HEALTH AND HAPPINESS FOR EVERYONE.
Our People Are Talking
"Our wellness challenge gave me accountability for my goals in losing weight, continuing to exercise, and breaking bad habits. I have had a hard time staying on target when I am alone in my efforts, and this truly helped me to focus and become healthier as a whole. Now, I can focus better when I am on my own, to keep myself honest."
-Bill, Production Artist at Baudville