Myths and Facts About Corporate Wellness

For your employees to truly be fully engaged while at work, their health and fitness needs must be met. When members of your staff aren’t feeling well, their performance isn’t optimal and they aren’t as engaged at work.

A corporate wellness program can reduce missed work due to illness and poor health. You decrease employees’ risk and incidences of chronic illness, too, which in turn lowers your health care costs. A corporate wellness program also shows your staff that you care about their well-being.

You may have been reluctant to offer this perk to your employees because of negative things you’ve heard about corporate wellness programs in general or because you’re worried about the added cost. Many myths exist about corporate wellness programs, but when you know the facts of how they improve your employees’ health, morale, and productivity, you understand how you, as an employer, can benefit from a corporate wellness program like those we at My Fit Body 360 offer.

Myth: Corporate wellness is too expensive

Fact: The returns of corporate wellness in terms of increased productivity, improved worker morale, and employee loyalty greatly outweigh the initial financial cost of the program.

Health care is often sick care. If you can help keep your employees from becoming sick in the first place, you can curb costs associated with their health care and missed work time and decreased productivity.

Myth: Corporate wellness can’t control whether people get sick

Fact: Illness and chronic disease often is a result of lifestyle choices. Excessive drinking, smoking, poor diet, sedentary lifestyles, and inability to deal with stress weaken your employees’  immune systems and make them more vulnerable to issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obesity. 

The corporate wellness programs that we at My Fit Body 360 offer focus on nutrition, smoking cessation, and exercise to help teach your employees good lifestyle habits and preserve their health for the long term.

Myth: Corporate wellness is just woo-woo

Fact: The image of corporate wellness as just feel-good support is absolutely inaccurate. Research has proven that corporate wellness programs have a positive effect on employee health and productivity. The team at My Fit Body 360 tailors your program to your employees’ needs with tangible efforts to help employees quit smoking, manage their weight, control blood pressure and cholesterol, and exercise regularly. Your employees get clear guidelines and support in improving their health.

Myth: You can’t measure results

Fact: The benefits of corporate wellness programs show up in the morale of your employees and their continued commitment to your business. The wellness benefits are measurable, too, through reduced absenteeism and on-the-job-injuries, a decline in health care costs, and productivity metrics. 

My Fit Body 360 can help employees achieve more favorable body composition, less aches and pains, and better health biomarkers.

Myth: It’s not a corporation’s job to change employee health

Fact: A corporate wellness program isn’t about forcing change. It’s about showing employees good health and how it can change their lives. When wellness is available, it’s easier for people to make it part of their day-to-day activity. A corporate wellness program can’t change people if they don’t want to change, but it may show them what’s possible.

If you’re ready to make a difference in your employees’ lives and your bottom line, call us at My Fit Body 360 or contact us online to learn about the various corporate wellness options. 

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