To many companies, corporate wellness seems like a new fad, and another useless expense that they really don’t need.Wrong.
Healthcare costs are rising year after year. Employers, especially those at small companies, can simply not afford to take on this burden any longer. As a result, they are passing the costs on to their employees through higher deductibles. But healthier employees can actually help their own bottom line. Some employers are now lowering employee’s contributions with rebates if they do participate in a wellness program.
Many chronic diseases are preventable. According to the CDC, chronic diseases account for 75 percent of total healthcare costs. They are also the most preventable type of disease. Such illnesses include heart disease, stroke, cancer and obesity. The only way to prevent disease is with actionable steps to halt progression. Creating an on-site wellness program is important because the majority of an employee’s time is spent at the workplace. Due to higher stress, longer work days and constant multitasking, it is more difficult to find the time to act on wellness goals.
Corporate wellness needs support, leadership, commitment from the vendor, employer and employees. A successful program takes time and constantly evolves so it can be integrated into the fabric of the company’s culture. Corporate wellness is not just one solution. It is the culmination of many solutions that work together under one strategy. It involves layers of physical activity, education, communication, incentives, and a long term commitment.
CoreFit Fitness not only offers on-site wellness in the form of physical fitness, but we also implement the most advanced nutrition program available!