Health and Wellness in the Workplace

1154 WordsJan 9, 20085 Pages
Health and Wellness in the Workplace Health and wellness in the workplace is crucial to business success. Healthy employees are more productive and they cost less. The quality of health is intimately connected to the quality of life. Companies that promote healthy lifestyle habits for employees to improve their health, often take the success of the company to heart and are likely to be absent less often for health related reasons. Employers are now offering a wide range of wellness initiatives; such as health risk screenings and assessments, healthy food choices in cafeterias and vending machines; weigh management programs on-site at employers' expense, subsidized or discounted off-site fitness courses, smoking cessation programs,…show more content…
Employees who are able to maintain emotional stability are more tolerant and get along better with their co-workers. Investing in health prevention decreases turnover of personnel, decreases the number of long and short-term disabilities and boosts productivity. Hosting health related activities in the workplace demonstrates the employers concern for the well-being of their employees as well as their personal value. There are many benefits of a healthy lifestyle, being in good health reduces the risk of illness, physical condition is enhanced, improved posture and balance, the ability to relax and control stress, the power to reach and maintain normal weight as well as a positive surge in energy and improved self-esteem. Employers who endorse a strong health and wellness program will have a healthier workforce, and a healthier workforce becomes a more productive workforce. Employees who maintain a healthy lifestyle usually exhibit higher performance, liveliness and more enthusiasm. These employees perceive themselves as more competent in handling life situations and define health as a high-level sense of balance and are likely to be absent less than 10 days per year. Employers are always looking for passionate, smart, entrepreneurial and motivated employees. When wellness becomes part of the workplace culture,

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