Is your workplace and employees in need of a little "zen"?
Global rates of obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases are on the rise. Over 65% of Americans are overweight, and by 2020 it is estimated that half of all Americans will suffer from a preventable, chronic disease. The United States alone spends over $2.5 trillion every year on healthcare, with a large portion of that money coming from employers’ pockets for employee health insurance, medical leave, and sick days.
Chronic stress, poor dietary habits, and lack of exercise all significantly contribute to employee performance. Luckily, many of these costly, chronic ailments can be avoided with simple, preventative care for employees. Recent research has shown that one of the most effective ways to decrease these costs is by having a workplace wellness program. The benefits of these programs include:
- Savings on health care costs - one example sites a 2% reduction in year one alone!
- Improved health of employees
- Reduction in chronic disease - up to 80%!
- Reduced absenteeism
- Enhanced workplace culture
- Attract more talented employees and experience less turnover
A 2012 marketplace review study found that for every dollar spent on employee wellness, companies saved on average $3.58. That's a huge return on investment - probably better than any TV campaign or print ad!
As a Certified Holistic Health Coach and yoga instructor I work with companies to identify and implement opportunities for improved employee wellness, ranging from weekly on-site yoga classes to workshops on holistic nutrition and weight loss to full-blown workplace wellness programs, including group and individual health coaching. I've worked with a range of local organizations, including 84.51, Nielsen, Modo Yoga, Junior League, and a local Moms of Twins Chapter.
If you are interested in seeing increased productivity, satisfaction, and health in your employees and an overall improved work culture, contact me to learn more by filling out the form below with your name and email. I'd love to chat with you to see how we might work together to develop a custom plan to achieve your workplace wellness goals!