According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 80 percent of Americans fail to meet the CDC’s Physical Activity Guidelines. These guidelines suggest that adults get a minimum of two and a half hours per week of moderately intense activity such as walking. An hour and a half per week of vigorous aerobic exercise such as jogging can be substituted for moderate activities.
The main reason for this exercise deficiency is simply lack of time. It’s not that people don’t want to work out, but that they feel they can’t budget it into their week. Individuals who work full time spend one-third of the majority of their days at work. Whatever free time is left over is often dedicated to child care or regular household maintenance. When confronted with these demands, people may find it difficult to make exercise a priority.
Your company can reduce healthcare costs, reduce absenteeism and increase productivity with the help of Corporate Wellness. Our team will coordinate and customize corporate health events to meet your employee’s needs. Healthy employees equal savings for your company. The benefits of a Corporate Wellness program are:
- Lowered insurance claims
- Improved employee productivity
- Lower disease prevalence rates
- Less absenteeism
- Lower accident rates
- Lower workers compensation claims
- Lower employee turnover rates
- Lower short-term and long-term disability
- Improved employee commitment to your business and increased employee moral