The unhealthy aspects of working in an office are constantly reported on the news. The dangers of prolonged sitting, lack of exercise, poor posture and more are often cited as reasons modern Americans are suffering from more health problems than previous generations. For as much as we focus on the negative, let’s look at a positive trend that is changing the health of workers around the nation – corporate wellness programs.
Many organizations and businesses are now critically examining their role in their employees’ health and happiness and making a pact to foster health in the work environment they provide. Examples of corporate wellness include installing a gym, incentivizing weight loss, or better educating employees on nutrition and lifestyle choices.
Companies are enjoying the benefits of health programs. Corporate wellness means healthier employees, which amounts to lower health care costs for both the company and the worker. Encouraging fitness during the workday can also provide a mental break for employees, boosting productivity and office morale. Group workouts can allow for team building and collaboration, skills that translate well to projects.
Are you interested in starting a corporate wellness program at your office? If money is an issue, consider applying for a grant. Federal and local government, as well as health care providers, are increasingly awarding funding for wellness programs. If you still find your business financially challenged, consider starting smaller. Maybe your company could provide a certain amount of flex time around the lunch hour for employees to take a walk, or to do group yoga outside.
Push Pedal Pull can certainly help you with an office gym or cardio lab. We’ve worked with a variety of businesses to develop smart solutions for their employees’ needs. Whether you’re working with a large or small space, generous or modest budget, we can provide education, suggestions and support that will help your workspace promote health.
Does your workplace encourage fitness and well-being? Would you participate in a corporate fitness program?