The Short Answer: You increase your bottom line by reducing employee waistlines.
The Little Bit Longer Answer: Efforts and programs are increasingly being designed to promote healthy behaviors in the workplace. Employers are becoming more aware that being overweight, lack of physical activity, tobacco use and various forms of stress and depression are adversely affecting the health and productivity of their employees. And ultimately, the business's bottom line. As a result, innovative employers are providing their people with a variety of work-site-based health promotion and disease prevention programs. These programs have been show to improve employee health, increase productivity, and yield a significant return on investment for the employer. For example, a recent review of health promotion and disease management programs found a significant return on investment for those programs, with benefit-to-cost ratios ranging from $1.49 to $4.91(median of $3.14) in benefits for every dollar spent on the program.
oIncreased Recruitment Potential
oLower Health Care Costs
oHealthier employees make fewer health care claims.
oImproved Employee Health
oMore Energy at Work
Employee fitness benefits actually "pay back" the employer for every dollar invested. Recent studies showed that positive returns on investments for fitness and wellness programs of various companies ranged from $2.50:1 to $6.15:1. General Electric's aircraft engines division, for example, saves $1 million per year through its fitness and wellness programs. Traveler's Insurance Company reported savings of $7.8 million in 2000, attributable to its fitness and wellness programs.We can bring corporate wellness to your company or organization. Please see the Fitness Menu for specific classes and services.