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Wellness Programs: What's the Point?

It's not uncommon to see the typical worksite offer a worksite wellness program. These initiatives can look vastly different from worksite to worksite, but the goals are ordinarily the same - that being to promote health.

Some employers will make available a few services that encourage health. Some workplaces have a gym on-site to use throughout the work week, while other businesses will go so far as to not only have a gym but also offer showers. The goal with worksite health promotion is to not only make it possible for workers to be healthier, but give them every benefit of being healthy up front.

Wellness and health fairs are becoming  more well-liked as well. Wellness fairs are a somewhat formal Corporate Wellness Program, where the community typically plays a role in the program in addition to the company holding the wellness fair.

Some health and wellness ideas may be as easy as handing out health and wellness tool kits with advised nutrition charts on them. Other practical health and wellness ideas may  be ways the employees could burn several calories at the workplace . Listing the mileage of walking the diameter of the workplace building might encourage employees to exercise while on break in lieu of catching up on phone calls.

Health and wellness ideas don't have to be limited to nutrition and exercise; they may cover stress relief techniques as well. Some companies provide a pilates class once a week or an employee sponsored activity or discussion group. These are all ways to promote health and wellness in the worksite .

A lot of corporate health promotion programs could  be more complex and involve a personalized plan for every staff member , but some employers might not be able to cover the costs of such programs. There are a multitude of health and wellness ideas and resources available web-based as well.

A employee health promotion initiative doesn't have to be costly or limited. It can combine cost effectiveness with a broad range of services. Making available a healthy and balanced workplace is the ultimate objective for every staff member .
09/01/2009 0 Comments | Add Comment
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