Benefits Of A Company Funded Fitness Regimen

2465 Words Aug 2nd, 2014 10 Pages
Health is a very important aspect in everyone’s life. It is almost understood by everyone in life that the healthier you are, the more productive you can become. There are many ways great health can help us in everyday life, but what about businesses? How important is it for employers to ensure productivity to increase profits for their companies? How important is it for the employee to pursue a company funded fitness regimen and take advantage of what there company has to offer, as well as making their life expectancy increase? More and more companies are putting employee fitness and wellness higher on their agendas in an effort to cut healthcare costs, increase productivity, reduce absenteeism, and offer more incentives to attract and retain talent. (1) How do employers and employees take advantage of such programs that can increase benefits and decrease detriments to the company? Both parties may take advantage of these perks by offering and receiving incentives. Some companies have given such items as Ipods, mp3 players, subsidized fitness memberships, personalized training programs and many other motivators as shown by such companies as Dundee Wealth Incorporated.(1) Not many individuals will argue the fact that they are not in compliance with the weekly recommended exercise regimen proposed by the American Medical Association and American Heart Association, which states that you should perform “a good bout of exercise at least three times a week.” (3) This…
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