In today's fast-paced corporate environment, many American adults find it challenging to meet the recommended guidelines for exercise and maintain healthy lifestyles. The sedentary nature of many jobs and long hours spent sitting at desks contribute to this trend. As a result, a growing number of employees are experiencing health problems such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only about 23% of American adults are meeting the recommended guidelines for aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity. Additionally, a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that American adults sit for an average of 6.4 hours per day. Prolonged sitting has been linked to an increased risk of health problems, including heart disease, chronic pain, obesity, and diabetes.
Now more than ever, employers need to commit to improving the health and wellness of their employees. Healthy employees are more productive, miss fewer days of work, and are less likely to have costly medical issues. One way employers can promote employee wellness is by offering corporate wellness services, such as a digital, onsite, or hybrid fitness program.
A corporate fitness program can offer a variety of benefits to employees, such as improved physical fitness, reduced stress levels, and increased job satisfaction. Exercise has been shown to improve mental health and cognitive function, which can translate to increased productivity and job performance. Additionally, participating in group exercise classes or fitness programs and challenges can create a sense of community and camaraderie among employees, fostering a positive work environment.
Corporate wellness programs have been shown to be a cost-effective way to promote employee health. A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that for every $1 spent on a corporate wellness program, employers saw a $3.27 reduction in healthcare costs. Additionally, a report from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans found that 80% of employers who offered a wellness program saw a positive return on investment.
As a leading provider of corporate wellness services, Corporate Fitness Works is focused on solving the problems of the working population. Our solutions are tailored to the needs of your company and can offer employees a variety of benefits including improved physical fitness, reduced stress levels, and healthier lives. We offer customized fitness solutions to meet your employee’s needs, wherever they are. Our digital fitness services are perfect for your hybrid or remote workforce, and our fitness center management services place certified passionate fitness professionals directly onsite to help guide your employees toward the healthiest versions of themselves. Corporate fitness programs are a major benefit to both employers and corporate employees.
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