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Studies have shown that promoting physical fitness within a wellness program leads to healthier employees, increased productivity levels, lowered health care costs, and many other benefits. Exercise is proven to be one of the most effective disease prevention behaviors, reducing the risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, and depression. Implementing ways to educate and encourage employees to participate in physical activity will benefit both individuals and your workplace as a whole by providing a sense of camaraderie, lowering absentee days, and increasing work productivity.
Nutrition is an important part of our everyday life. Because of the amount of time we spend at work each day, it is important to educate employees about proper nutrition management. Good nutrition management can improve both physical and mental health. What better way to invest in your company than by giving your employees the tools they need regarding proper nutrition. Healthy employees cut down on health care costs and absenteeism. This is a win-win, not only for the employees, but the company as a whole.
Whether you are a new employee or someone close to retirement, financial wellness is crucial to maintaining overall health. Free credit reports, reducing debt, retirement savings, and other programs can improve your bottom line which may positively impact your health.
Your state of mind affects both your work and home life. Depression, financial worries, stress, grief, or medical conditions can significantly impact how we interact with co-workers and family. We all experience emotional challenges, disappointments, and unexpected changes, but how we deal with those situations greatly affects our physical and mental well-being.
Occupational health is about providing a work environment that is conducive to good health and productivity while preventing work-related diseases. Occupational health is a leading factor of good health, especially considering that people spend over 40 hours of their week in the workplace.
Occupational wellness is about maximizing workplace happiness. Here’s how to address occupation health in the workplace:
- Carry out regular health risk assessments and promote preventive health in the workplace (like vaccines, flu shots, allergies, etc.)
- Have a smoke free policy and encourage people to take regular walking breaks throughout the day
- Provide incentives or rewards for healthy behaviors
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