keyboard_backspace Wellness Program Benefits For Employees

Wellness Program Benefits For Employees

Wellness Program Benefits For Employees

People aren’t always aware of their current health status and whether or not they are at risk of any serious health conditions. Wellness program intervention will provide employees with resources to help them realize their health risks. Based on these risks, specific health goals can be determined. Now that we covered the benefits for the employer and their company, lets shift to how wellness intervention benefits each employee!

Lowers The Risk of Developing Chronic Illnesses

Living with a chronic illness like diabetes or heart disease decreases quality of life and increases early death. According to the CDC, “four of the 10 most costly health conditions for US employers are angina pectoris (chest pain), high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart attack”, which are all related to nutritional intake and physical activity patterns. Why run the risk of developing these conditions when you can be happy and healthy?

Workplace wellness intervention educates employees on proper nutrition and physical activity and how to implement them into their daily lives while supporting a work-life balance. In a study conducted by the Annual Review of Public Health showed that wellness intervention showed a reduction in high blood pressure (4.5%) and a reduction in serum cholesterol levels (6.6%) which lead to heart attack and stroke. Corporate wellness intervention has shown to lower the risk of employees developing health conditions like high blood pressure and high serum cholesterol, therefore lessening the chance of having heart attack or stroke.

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Reduction of Body Weight

Proper intervention plays an impact on reduction of body weight of employees through education on nutrition, physical activity, and the mind. In a study focusing on workplace wellness programs, results showed that “one year participation in a weight control program is significantly associated with a reduction of BMI of about 0.15 in the same year, and the effect persists for two subsequent years”. Lower BMI has been associated with the following:

  • Lower Fat Consumption lessing risk of developing…
    • Heart Disease
    • Type II Diabetes
    • Cancer
    • Premature Death
  • Improvement of Physical Activity leading to...
    • Increased Happiness
    • Lower Depression
    • Stress Reduction
  • Reduction in Serum Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure preventing...
    • Stroke
    • Heart Attack
    • Premature Death
  • Improved Sugar Levels lowering risk of developing...
    • Type II Diabetes
    • Atherosclerosis (hardening of blood vessels)
  • Increased Intake of Fruits and Vegetables reducing risk of…
    • Heart Disease
    • Obesity
    • Type II Diabetes...

...which directly affect quality of life!

Create a Culture of Health and Community

Not only does wellness intervention play a role in health and wellness of each and every employee, but it brings employees together as they are all working together to reach a common goal. This creates a sense of community within the workplace which brings employees and employers together as a family. Intervention will result in lower incidence of chronic illnesses, lower overall BMI, and increases motivation to live a healthier and happier lifestyle by creating a community within the workplace!

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