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Beyond benefits like health insurance, what programs does your company have in place to promote the health and well-being of your team members?
According to a study done by the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, employers who invest in worksite health promotion programs, can see a return of $3-$6 for every dollar invested over a 2-5 year period. Documented savings are observed in medical costs, absenteeism, short-term disability and worker’s comp claims.
Here are several ideas you can use to create your health and wellness program:
• Negotiate with a local gym for a reduced membership rate for your employees
• Provide healthy alternatives to junk food in your office vending machines
• Add a health tips section to your internal firm newsletter
• Distribute pedometers and hold a walking contest, giving a prize to the employee who takes the most steps over a defined period of time
Health is a topic of conversation everywhere you go these days, what are you going to do to make sure your company is a part of that conversation?