“It is a wiser and simpler choice to encourage health than to fight sickness.”
We compile a monthly wellness letter to encourage and motivate our clients to make healthier decisions regarding nutrition, exercise and general healthcare treatments. View our archived newsletters.
One of the least expensive ways to improve employee morale, improve productivity and improve retention is to implement a carefully designed corporate wellness strategy. Wellness is a business strategy to be implemented with a long-range objective of improving your employees quality of life. Their health may have deteriorated over time, and the slow process to reverse the damage will take time. There are no quick fixes, and an outside vendor cannot permanently change the unhealthy habits of your employees in a couple of months. It is the cumulative effect of numerous small changes in daily habits over time that will add up to big improvements in your employees health.
- better nutrition
- increase motion
- reduce smoking
- reduce alcohol abuse
- reduce obesity
- improved medical prevention testing
The net result will be your employees feel better, look better and feel appreciated resulting in improved retention, lower absenteeism and lower presenteeism. Happier, healthier employees very often produce more satisfied customers and improved client retention.
Companies must provide incentives and tools for wellness strategies to succeed. The employers having the most success are finding that employees will change habits if they are rewarded for choosing to live a healthier, active life.
Many health insurance companies provide the basic tools needed to implement a wellness strategy at very little cost:
♦ Health Risk Assessments ♦ Nutrition Coaching ♦ Online Health Manager ♦ Rx Information ♦ Preventative Care Benefits ♦ Biometric Blood Tests ♦ Personal Health Managers ♦ Fitness Center Discounts ♦ Alternative Medicine Discounts
This is a great place to begin, and there is no limit to what your employees can do with your commitment and support.