Corporate health is the collective well-being
of company averaged by the health of its individual members. Successful
business managers are always aware of the health of their employees.
A physically fit and active work force
is a great asset to any corporation. We look at several reasons why employers
should not underestimate the importance of the good health for their employees,
education programmes and healthcare insurance.
· HEALTHCARE EXPENDITURE.
Medical costs keep increasing with each
year. For many staff, their health care insurance is covered by their
employers. However, staff who are overweight, smoke or drink too much are at
higher risk of lifestyle diseases and thus stand to incur more health care
costs in the long run.
One of the ways to prevent this is by
ensuring your staff keep fit. Education programmes and links with local fitness
clubs will reduce the number of employees who regularly suffer from lifestyle
illnesses and significant strain on company’s efficiency.
Numerous sick leaves always cost
businesses money and time. A fit and healthy workforce means all available
working hours will be fully utilized. It also reduces the need for temporary
staff or colleagues covering that can often lead to important tasks being left
half done or not completed at all.
· ENERGY LEVELS.
Regular exercise is believed to reduce
fatigue and increase energy levels. For a business manager, having keen,
energetic staff is a tremendous boost to overall staff morale.
Conversely, the heavy smoker will be
away from there place of work on a regular basis having a ‘smoking break’. Much
working time can be lost due to smoking breaks and smokers will often be less
efficient than their non smoking colleagues.
Education and encouragement to give up
smoking is practiced in many workplaces and the benefits can be seen in
increased productivity and a healthier workforce.
· COMMITMENT AND GOAL SETTING.
For someone to maintain optimal fitness
and health, a good level of commitment to achieving set goals is required.
Employees with healthy bodies and minds have learned how to set goals and go
about realizing them. This attitudes often spreads to all areas of their life
including their jobs. An active labor force will always stay in line with
company goals and missions. Additionally, they will always have ways to keep
them motivated at all times.
· REDUCED STRESS.
The workplace tops the list of factors
contributing to stress in individuals. Overweight staff and smokers will be
less efficient because they often have higher stress levels. Employees with
healthy bodies are much better at handling stressful situations. With impending
deadlines, workload and set targets, there will always be no shortage of stress
triggers in any company. With this in mind employers stand to benefit hugely
from fit staff that better cope with dynamic conditions.
To ensure full mental and physical
productivity employers must ensure wellness programs are put in place to help
those employees who need it to become healthier and a more productive member of
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