ABOUT WELLNESS PROGRAMS

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Financial Benefits

While companies certainly care about the well-being of their employees ...

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What Makes a Wellness Program Work?

A successful health promotion program starts with a commitment ...

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Healthy Lifestyle Benefits

A healthy lifestyle offers many benefits. Anyone…at any stage of their life...

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Financial Benefits of Wellness Programs

 

While companies certainly care about the well-being of their employees, decision-makers admit that a primary reason their company maintains a wellness program is to help curb health care costs, and 59 percent of companies agree that wellness programs can help reduce these costs.

A comprehensive analysis of 42 published studies of worksite health promotion programs showed that companies that implemented an effective wellness program realized significant cost reductions and financial gains, including:

  • An average of 28 percent reduction in sick days

  • An average of 26 percent reduction in health costs

  • An average of 30 percent reduction in workers’ compensation and disability management claims

  • An average $5.93 to $1 savings-to-cost ratio

Source: The Institute of Health Care Consumerism  

What Makes a Wellness Program Work?


  • Leadership Commitment and Support: A successful health promotion program starts with a commitment from company leaders, and its continued success depends on ongoing support at all levels of the organization.

  • Building a Culture of Health: A healthy company culture is built intentionally. It is first and foremost about creating a way of life in the workplace that integrates a total health model into every aspect of business practice, from company policies to everyday work activities.

  • Offering Smart Incentives: Paying people to change life-long habits may not work. However, there is strong evidence that proper incentives drive participation rates, keep employees engaged and motivated to begin efforts to achieve self-determined health goals.

Source: Harvard Business Review

Healthy Lifestyle Benefits

A healthy lifestyle offers many benefits. Anyone…at any stage of their life can make positive changes that will enrich their personal and professional lives.

There are many physical and mental benefits associated with living a healthy lifestyle. With most individuals (adults and children alike) living a fast-paced, hectic and under-nourished lifestyle, it is no wonder that visits to the doctor, missed work and work-related injuries have increased at such an alarming rate.

There are countless benefits associated with living a healthy lifestyle. Here are a few of these benefits:

  • Reduced risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes
  • Reduction in probability of virtually all diseases
  • Improved joint stability, flexibility and strength
  • Increased overall strength and stamina
  • Increased and improved range of movement
  • Helps maintain flexibility, balance and coordination as you age
  • Maintain bone density
  • Preventing osteoporosis and bone fractures
  • Improved sense of wellness and mood
  • Reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Improved sharpness and clarity of mind
  • Improved memory in elderly people
  • Reduced stress
  • Increase in the length of one's life

Source: Fitness Health 101

Staying motivated can be challenging. A change of habits does not come easily for most people. Being connected to others and taking advantage of tools that are available will help your team on their wellness journey…wherever they want to go.

SuccessFit4Life!™ enables you to cost effectively set up an ongoing program that will be an asset to your organization.

We look forward to partnering with you to develop a wellness plan that will best meet your needs.