5 Reasons to Invest in Employee Health and Wellness Programs

September 26, 2021

Have you been considering implementing an employee health and wellness program but have yet to take the leap? This could be the sign you’ve been waiting for! It’s more important than ever to dedicate resources to your employees’ health and wellness, and today we’re going to tell you why. 

Before we dig into the reasons to invest in employee health and wellness programs, we’d also like to let you know that we’re here to help! We offer facility management, nutrition and fitness coaching, and a number of other services to help you create an enviable employee health and wellness program.

Now, back to the reasons to get your own program up and running.

Building Camaraderie

There’s nothing like a group fitness class to boost camaraderie between employees and team members. During these group classes, your team members have the opportunity to bond in a whole new way, while also getting healthier at the same time.

Better Habits

Nutrition and fitness coaching can help your employees build better habits. These habits, in turn, can benefit every part of their life. For example, with nutrition coaching in an employee health and wellness program, your employees can learn about the basics of meal planning to help them make healthier choices each day.

Employee Health and Wellness Programs Mean Healthier Employees

Speaking of healthier choices, an employee health and wellness program is a surefire way to create healthier employees! Your team members will have access to the health and wellness resources they might not have otherwise. Then, they can become more physically active, make better nutrition choices, and practice preventative health measures that will benefit them for years to come. 

Productivity Boosting

Have you ever noticed you get a big boost of energy after a great workout? With long-term health and wellness initiatives, this energy boost can mean great things for your employees’ productivity. Your employees will have clearer minds, more energy, and be incentivized to work harder and more efficiently when their health and wellness needs are met.

Lower Healthcare Costs

Finally, another reason to implement an employee health and wellness program at your company: it can lower healthcare costs in the long-term. Although getting your program up and running does require an initial investment, it’s one that pays off in a big way. 

A number of illnesses and diseases, including diabetes and heart disease, can be prevented or managed with the help of proper diet and exercise. When you invest in services that help your employees make better decisions and live healthier lives, you can begin to notice a drop in healthcare and insurance costs as a result. 

Employee Health and Wellness Programs with Xtend Fitness

When you’re introducing a new corporate wellness program to your employees or you’re hoping to improve an existing one, we can manage every aspect of your corporate fitness facility to make sure it’s a success.

From taking over full management of the fitness center (equipment maintenance, cleaning, safety), to providing our own Liability Insurance, recruiting members, membership management, and ensuring agreements and safety forms are up to date, all of your bases are covered with Xtend. Contact us today to find out more.

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